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KBC Belgium starts offering digital bank card

Published 15 Jan 2021 11:59 CET | Belgium

Belgium's KBC bank has started offering a digital bank card, allowing customers to start using it within minutes of authorisation. The offer is available for new or ...

Belgian theatres start new TV channel with concerts, plays

Published 15 Jan 2021 09:48 CET | Belgium

Telenet, Proximus and Orange Belgium are adding a new channel from 21 January to promote the arts. Podium 19 will show productions from Flemish theatres, offering them a new ...

Telenet becomes shirt sponsor of Anderlecht women's team

Published 15 Jan 2021 09:39 CET | Belgium

Belgian operator Telenet announced a new deal to sponsor the women's team of football club RSC Anderlecht. The team is currently top of its league. The three-year partnership ...

Belgian Data Protection Authority gets support in Facebook case from EU court advocate

Published 14 Jan 2021 11:21 CET | Belgium, Europe

The Belgian Data Protection Authority has received support from the EU Court of Justice's Advocate General in its case against Facebook. The Belgian regulator has been ...

Buckaroo opens office in Brussels

Published 14 Jan 2021 11:18 CET | Belgium

Payment service provider Buckaroo has opened an office in the Belgian capital of Brussels, saying it sees Belgium as a "growth market for European expansion." Buckaroo ...

Belgian regulator extends Gridmax 3.5 GHz licence, consults on Citymesh extension

Published 14 Jan 2021 10:48 CET | Belgium | Update: 14 Jan 2021 17:16 CET

Belgian regulator BIPT has extended the 3.5 GHz licence of Gridmax until 6 May 2025. The decision was consulted in the summer of 2020 and was finalised on 13 October 2020. At ...

Sigfox provides shr-loc tracking service for ArcelorMittal steel shipments

Published 13 Jan 2021 15:39 CET | Belgium, Europe

Sigfox has provided its shr-loc service for ArcelorMittal, which is using tracking system to monitor its urgent steel shipments for the automotive industry. ArcelorMittal ...

BIPT updates Proximus wholesale prices after EDPnet appeal

Published 11 Jan 2021 10:37 CET | Belgium

Belgian regulator BIPT has updated its decision on access to Proximus's network following an appeal from EDPnet. In a court ruling published in late December, the original ...

Belgian mobile networks average 80 Mbps - regulator

Published 08 Jan 2021 16:56 CET | Belgium

Belgian regulator BIPT has published its third annual study on the quality of mobile networks in the country. The research, conducted in September and October 2020, shows ...

Belgium's Engie to use Sigfox for air quality monitoring system

Published 08 Jan 2021 15:51 CET | Belgium

Engie, a Belgian supplier of M2M systems and a specialist in energy transition, has put out a system to monitor the air quality in buildings. The equipment is connected via a ...

Belgium suffers disruption to emergency numbers, SMS alerts

Published 08 Jan 2021 10:41 CET | Belgium

The Belgian emergency numbers 100, 101 and 112 were unavailable for several hours the night of 7-8 January, public broadcaster VRT reports. After midnight people in several ...

NRB names former IBM manager as new commercial director

Published 08 Jan 2021 08:30 CET | Belgium

Belgian ICT services group NRB has hired Jacques Platieau, the former IBM VP and Belux country manager, to help develop its strategy and commercial organisation. He joins the ...

Hootsuite acquires Belgium's Sparkcentral

Published 07 Jan 2021 15:04 CET | Belgium

Social media company Hootsuite has acquired Belgium's Sparkcentral. Both companies focus on communication via social media and chat applications. How much Hootsuite will pay ...

Belgian telecom minister sees 5G auction taking place by early 2022

Published 07 Jan 2021 11:27 CET | Belgium

The Belgian Minister of Telecommunications, Petra de Sutter, expects the Belgian 5G auction to take place no later than the beginning of 2022....

Belgian Cybersecurity Centre receives nearly double the number of crime reports in 2020

Published 07 Jan 2021 09:09 CET | Belgium

Belgian internet users last year forwarded over 3.2 million messages to suspicious@safeonweb.be, the notification point at the Belgian Centre for Cybersecurity. The number ...

Belgium extends Coronalert tracing app coverage to 10 European countries

Published 06 Jan 2021 15:31 CET | Belgium

The Belgian Coronalert tracing app now also works in 10 other European countries. The the app can now also exchange data anonymously with the Corona apps in the Netherlands ...

Base updates EUR 15 plan, starts discount with Tadaam

Published 05 Jan 2021 08:46 CET | Belgium

Belgian mobile operator Base has introduced a new entry-level plan at EUR 15 per month. The company also started offering a discount of EUR 5 per month to customers who take ...

Belgian broadband growth accelerates, Voo sale main focus for 2021

Published 05 Jan 2021 08:00 CET | Belgium

Growth on the Belgian broadband market is accelerating, helped by the roll-out of new fibre services and increased internet take-up during the coronavirus pandemic, research ...

Telenet mobile data traffic down over New Year's Eve; Proximus, Orange show growth

Published 04 Jan 2021 09:36 CET | Belgium | Update: 04 Jan 2021 13:34 CET

Belgian operator Telenet said data traffic on its mobile network was down 24 percent at New Year's Eve, as more people spent the night at home. Rivals Proximus and Orange ...

Proximus, Belfius name their new banking service Banx - report

Published 30 Dec 2020 14:21 CET | Belgium

Proximus and Belfius have named their internet bank Banx, De Tijd reported from Belga, which cited inside sources. The two companies started a partnership in June, with the ...

Belgian operators to maintain free roaming in UK

Published 28 Dec 2020 10:45 CET | Belgium

Belgian mobile operators will not charge extra for roaming in the UK after 01 January 2021, when the UK's transition period for exiting the EU ends. Datanews confirmed with ...

Astra drops packet data service over Tetra network

Published 28 Dec 2020 10:41 CET | Belgium

The Belgian emergency services network Astrid announced it will stop offering its packet data package from 01 January 2021. The packet data is no longer used much as there ...

Liberty Global changes holding structure for Telenet shares

Published 28 Dec 2020 10:34 CET | Belgium

Belgian operator Telenet announced a change in its shareholding structure by its largest shareholder Liberty Global. The company Liberty Global PLC transferred all its shares ...

Belgian communication prices highest in EU - Eurostat

Published 23 Dec 2020 13:03 CET | Belgium, Europe

Communication prices in the most expensive EU member state were almost five times higher than in the cheapest, according to a Eurostat report for 2019. Compared with the EU ...

Very few Belgians used Coronalert app to send notification of a postive test

Published 23 Dec 2020 11:53 CET | Belgium

Only a small percentage of Belgians who tested positive for Covid-19 reported their positive test results via the Belgian Coronalert contact tracing ap. Official figures from ...

 

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