Proximus will transfer IT activities to separate company
The plan is to transfer all Proximus B2B IT activities to a separate company, PICT nbsp;SA (Proximus ICT), on July 1, 2024. The B2B telecom activities will remain under Proximus SA.
The Belgian telecom operator's move was prompted by the need to "adapt its organization and way of working to buil... Read more
Three new Google data centres in Belgian Hainaut
Google recently received permission from the Walloon province of Hainaut in Belgium to build three data centres. The exact location is the municipality of Farciennes. This should eventually create 800 jobs.
With the construction of the new data centre in Farciennes, Google is doubling its data c... Read more
OVHcloud expands in Belgium and Spain with local cloud zone
OVHcloud will open a local cloud environment in Belgium and Spain. Expansion to other European regions will follow. According to the French cloud computing specialist, this offers an advantage in flexibly scaling computing capacity and reduces latency.
OVHcloud is starting to offer Local Zones.... Read more
Google makes data centres in Europe run on carbon-free energy
Google announces the largest offshore wind project the tech giant ever launched. This project will be located entirely in the Netherlands. The power generated will power Dutch data centres and offices. In Poland, Italy and Belgium, the company is also signing agreements to run Google locations on c... Read more
Belgium makes new supercomputer available to all scientists
Belgium is getting a new Tier-1 supercomputer. It will be placed in Brussels but can be accessed by all Flanders scientists.
It will take until the fall of 2025 before the supercomputer becomes available. It will be at the Green Energy Park of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. It involves a total... Read more
Cegeka’s acquisition of CTG postponed for the third time
Update, 6/11/2023, 10:51 am: Cegeka's takeover of sector peer CTG is delayed again. The deadline for contributing the shares is postponed for the third time. The parties set the new date of December 12.
Postponement is again necessary because the takeover has still not received all approvals fro... Read more
Belgian government releases Chrome extension to combat phishing
Belgian security regulator CCB has introduced Safeonweb, a Chrome extension that helps users detect rogue websites.
The Center for Cybersecurity in Belgium will soon start a new awareness campaign, going by the slogan 'Phishing, 't is in the details'. This campaign should make Belgian Internet u... Read more
Belgium investigating Alibaba for possible espionage at Liege airport
Belgian authorities are investigating whether the presence of an Alibaba subsidiary at the Liège cargo airport is a national security threatt.
Alibaba placed its central logistics centre in Liège a few years ago, something that was supposed to create 900 new jobs, as Belgian authorities stated... Read more
Dutch regulator analyses risks of iPhone 12, for Belgium the air has cleared -update
Update, 10:32, 29/9/2023: The iPhone 12 will continue to be sold in the Netherlands without restrictions. The Dutch regulator states measures are not necessary, but says Apple needs to intervene in the situation.
The Rijksinspectie Digitale Infrastructuur (RDI) has decided not to halt the sale o... Read more
European regulators take measures against iPhone 12
The Dutch regulator for digital infrastructure demands a statement from Apple about the radiation hazard of the iPhone 12. The amount of radiation emitted would exceed the European standard. Politicians in Belgium have called for all Apple devices to be checked.
France's ban on selling the iPho... Read more