Belgium’s medium-sized telecom market benefits from comprehensive DSL and cable networks, a strong cable-TV sector, and effective competition in the broadband and mobile telephone markets. Broadband penetration lags behind the leading European nations but new regulatory measures to promote wholesale and bitstream access should address lingering issues.
This report provides data and analysis on key aspects of the Belgian telecom market. It assesses the latest statistics on fixed-network services and also reviews key regulatory issues, noting the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. The telecom infrastructure and major fixed-network operators and are also profiled.
Liberty Global increases stake in Telenet; regulator undergoes structural changes to meet strategic vision to 2013; regulator’s 2011 market data update; telcos’ financial and operating data to Q1 2013; market developments to May 2013.
Companies covered in this report include:
Belgacom, COLT, Mobistar, Scarlet, Tele2, Telenet, Versatel.