Belgium auctions two 5G bands for €1.2 billion
Belgium's first 5G auction is complete. Five operators collectively paid €1.2 billion for the right to provide 5G. Citymesh is a new contender. The organization will compete with Proximus, Orange and Telenet, three established operators.
5G operators need permission. There's not a single place... Read more
‘Proximus plays favourites with subsidiary Mobile Vikings’
Belgian operator EDPnet accuses operator Proximus of charging subsidiary Mobile Vikings with lower wholesale prices than other users of its fibre-optic and VDSL network. EDPnet filed a complaint with Belgian telecom regulator BIPT.
Proximus is a state-owned operator. The organization owns most o... Read more
Belgian regulator imposes fine on French telecom operator Sewan
Belgian regulator BIPT imposed an €85,000 fine on Sewan. BIPT alleges that the French telecom operator incorrectly completed the register for premium-rate telephone numbers, which prevented customers from fighting unexpected service fees.
Sewan provides Internet, telephony and cloud services ... Read more
Belgian government wants more control over Proximus
The Belgian government wants to expand its influence on state-owned companies such as telecom operator Proximus and postal company Bpost.
In Belgium, state-owned companies enjoy a high degree of autonomy due to the Law on the Autonomy of State-owned Companies. The law permits state-owned compani... Read more
Proximus wants 65,000 fibre connections in West Flanders
Proximus wants to connect 65,000 homes and businesses in West Flanders to fibre in the next two years. The operator expects 70 percent of Belgium to be connected by 2028.
From the end of 2022 onwards, 10 percent of all Belgian businesses and homes will be connected by Proximus each year. Today, ... Read more
Proximus grows on Belgian fibre market
Proximus is growing on the Belgian fibre optic market for consumers and businesses. About 14 percent of Belgian homes and businesses were connected to its network in the past quarter. This is made evident by newly released yearly figures.
Belgium telecom operator Proximus Group recorded a revenu... Read more
Orange Belgium activates 5G in Antwerp, rest of Belgium to follow
Orange Belgium activated 5G in Antwerp. Orange customers with a compatible subscription and device have 5G access starting today. 5G will "shortly" be deployed in Ghent, Bruges, Leuven and several coastal cities.
Orange Belgium is operating on a temporary license. Belgium's 5G frequencies have y... Read more
Proximus’ copper shutdown leaves Belgians disconnected from VDSL internet
The deployment of the Belgian fibre network has unintended consequences for customers of Scarlet, a subsidiary of Proximus. Scarlet customers are forced to find a new provider due to the removal of copper connections in areas where Proximus is deploying fibre.
Proximus, the organization responsi... Read more
Proximus partners with ORES to speed up fibre deployment in Belgium
Proximus is permitted to use ORES' electricity poles to deploy optical fibre in Wallonia. According to the organizations, the agreement accelerates the deployment of Belgium's fibre network.
Proximus is responsible for the deployment of optical fibre in Wallonia, a region in southern Belgium. St... Read more