There is effective competition in Belgium between the DSL and cable platforms, while in recent years government support has also encouraged investment in fibre networks. Telenet, supported by its parent Liberty Global, has invested in developing services based on the new DOCSIS3.1 standard, which is capable of providing data at 1Gb/s and higher, while the incumbent telco Proximus (formerly Belgacom), also has extensive fibre/VDSL and FttP deployments, with which it has promoted a range of bundled services.
This report profiles Belgium’s fixed and wireless broadband markets. It provides broadband forecasts for selective years to 2022 and assesses developments in related technologies such as FWA, WLAN and Wi-Fi.
Proximus engaged in €3 billion ‘Fibre for Belgium’ investment program to 2027; regulator approves cable wholesale offers; competition authority approves Telenet’s acquisition of SFR Belgium; VOO upgrades broadband offering to 100Mb/s; Telenet and Ziggo begin work on ‘Homespot’ Wi-Fi system; Telenet acquires BASE for €1.325 billion; Proximus’s VDSL2 network providing extensive population coverage, serving over one million subscribers; networks on track to reach national 30Mb/s connectivity by 2020; report includes the regulator’s market data update for 2016, regulators’ 2016 annual report, telco’s financial and operating data to Q1 2017, recent market developments.
Proximus (Belgacom), Telenet, Versatel, Interkabel.
Number of pages 26
Last updated 3 Jul 2017
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