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Citymesh may reapply for 3.5 GHz license in Kortrijk

Published 03 Apr 2020 15:16 CET | Belgium

Belgian operator Citymesh can apply for permission to use its 3.5 GHz license in the municipality of Kortrijk. Telecom regulator BIPT rejected a similar application in ...

Belgian regulator consults on changes to licenses for mobile backhaul 71-86 GHz

Published 02 Apr 2020 15:17 CET | Belgium

Belgian regulator BIPT wants to grant the country's three mobile operators exclusive permits for mobile backhaul. This would amend licenses in the E-band: 71-76 GHz with ...

Orange Belgium launches Stay Home campaign, helps hospitals with cybersecurity

Published 02 Apr 2020 09:56 CET | Belgium

Orange Belgium said it has launched a Stay Home campaign to remind people how important it is to stay at home and keep up social-distancing in order to slow the advance of ...

Eleven Sports Belgium buys rights to NBA TV

Published 31 Mar 2020 14:02 CET | Belgium

Eleven Sports Belgium said it has bought the rights to NBA TV for local basketball fans. The Eleven Sports 2 channel will show archived footage from the regular season and ...

Proximus lowers dividend to accelerate investment in fibre roll-out

Published 31 Mar 2020 09:30 CET | Belgium

Belgian operator Proximus has unveiled its new strategic plan #inspire2022 at its Capital Markets Day. The new CEO Guillaume Boutin plans to focus on increased capital ...

Telenet acquires 1.1 mln shares for EUR 33.5 million

Published 31 Mar 2020 09:00 CET | Belgium

Belgian operator Telenet announced that it's completed its share buyback programme for the year, spending EUR 33.5 million on 1.1 million shares. The shares were acquired for ...

Telenet extends mobile data, internet offers into April

Published 30 Mar 2020 09:02 CET | Belgium

Belgian operator Telenet announced it's extending the double data offer for its customers for another three weeks, after the Belgian government extended the confinement ...

Mobile Vikings extends free calls until end-April

Published 30 Mar 2020 08:46 CET | Belgium

Belgian MVNO Mobile Vikings is extending its free calls offer until the end of April. The company started the offer earlier in March in response to the increase of calls due ...

Spie names Verstraeten to lead ICT division

Published 30 Mar 2020 08:43 CET | Belgium

Belgian network services provider Spie announced the appointment of Guy Verstraeten as head of its ICS division, active in ICT and digital transformation services. He ...

Telenet confirms dividend, plans to cancel shares

Published 27 Mar 2020 10:11 CET | Belgium

Belgian operator Telenet has confirmed a final dividend for 2019 of EUR 1.305 per share, equal to a total pay-out of EUR 143.2 million. Shareholders will vote on the proposal ...

Telenet replaces Play Sports programming with Play More content

Published 27 Mar 2020 08:58 CET | Belgium

Belgian operator Telenet said it's showing films on its Play Sports channels, as most live sporting events have been canceled. In April and May, the Play Sports channels 5 to ...

New Proximus CEO to present new strategy, vision at end March

Published 26 Mar 2020 17:11 CET | Belgium

Guillaume Boutin, the new CEO at Proximus, will hold an online press conference on 31 March to present his new strategy and vision for the company....

Orange Belgium, Proximus change network names to 'Stay Home'

Published 26 Mar 2020 09:17 CET | Belgium

Orange Belgium and Proximus have both changed the name of their network, as it appears on people's smartphones at the top left, into "Stay Home." Orange made the move known ...

Teleste confirms delivery of 750 smart optical nodes to Belgian grid operator

Published 25 Mar 2020 11:18 CET | Belgium

Finnish network specialist Teleste has confirmed it will deliver 750 of its AC8810 intelligent 1.2 GHz nodes to Belgian grid operator Fluvius. These will go towards the ...

Nokia completes first phase of 5G-ready network deployment in Belgian port of Zeebrugge

Published 25 Mar 2020 10:32 CET | Belgium

Nokia said it has completed the first phase of deployment for its 5G-ready industrial grade private mobile network in Belgium's port of Zeebrugge. The company deployed its ...

Orange Cyberdefense Belgium names new head

Published 25 Mar 2020 09:37 CET | Belgium

Orange's Orange Cyberdefense Belgium has appointed Filip Verstockt its new chief, Datanews reported. Verstockt, who returns to Orange after working for a stint at ...

Google to digitise 100,000 books from Antwerp museum and heritage library

Published 25 Mar 2020 09:27 CET | Belgium

Google said it will be digitising over 32,000 books from the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, along with 60,000 more books held by Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library. In ...

Belgian exchange BNIX hits new traffic record of over 400 Gbps

Published 24 Mar 2020 15:09 CET | Belgium

Belgian internet exchange BNIX has passed a new peak traffic record of 400 Gbps, following the increase in remote working in the country in the past week. BNIX, which is ...

Belgium attracts 5 applicants for temporary 5G licences

Published 24 Mar 2020 09:44 CET | Belgium

Belgian regulator BIPT announced five applicants for the temporary 5G licences available in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band. It proposes providing 40 MHz each to Telenet, Proximus, ...

Belgian telecom operators join 'data against corona' task force

Published 23 Mar 2020 10:07 CET | Belgium

The Belgian government announced the formation of a 'data against corona task force', in order to make use of data from telecom networks for fighting the virus. The task ...

Flanders forms emergency digital task force

Published 23 Mar 2020 09:50 CET | Belgium

The Flemish government announced the formation of the task force 'Vlaanderen Helemaal Digitaal' (Flanders totally digital), to encourage everyone to adopt digital means of ...

Voo withdraws free access to BeTV channels

Published 23 Mar 2020 08:44 CET | Belgium

Belgian cable operator Voo has withdrawn an offer of free BeTV channels for customers. Originally part of a package of free services offered to customers during the ...

Telenet opens up Wi-Fi network to schoolchildren

Published 20 Mar 2020 09:06 CET | Belgium

Belgian operator Telenet is opening up its Wi-Fi network to families without internet at home. The company said it received the request from several schools, to help pupils ...

Mobile Vikings offers free calls, extra data until 05 April

Published 20 Mar 2020 08:26 CET | Belgium

Belgian MVNO Mobile Vikings is offering customers free calls and extra data until 05 April, while confinement rules are in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus. The ...

Belgian regulator extends deadline for 4G spectrum applications

Published 19 Mar 2020 16:21 CET | Belgium

Belgian regulator BIPT has extended the deadline for parties wishing to participate in the auction to obtain a licence for available 4G spectrum. Because of the coronavirus ...

 

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