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Belgian regulator opens pre-consultation for Proximus fibre ducts

Published 22 Jan 2020 17:27 CET | Belgium

Belgian regulator BIPT has opened a pre-consultation on access to the fibre network of Proximus. The most recent analysis of the broadband and broadcasting markets includes ...

Orange welcomes partner companies at Antwerp 5G campus

Published 22 Jan 2020 16:51 CET | Belgium

The Orange Industry 4.0 Campus is located in the port area of ​​Antwerp. A test network has been rolled out with 5G, with operator and partners testing functions such as ...

Proximus, Telenet fined for not properly identifying prepaid users

Published 22 Jan 2020 09:15 CET | Belgium

Belgian regulator BIPT has fined Proximus and Telenet for not complying with rules regarding the identification of prepaid customers. Under legislation that went into effect ...

Google to support AI course at MolenGeek school in Brussels

Published 21 Jan 2020 08:45 CET | Belgium

Google.org has awarded a USD 250,000 grant to MolenGeek, the coding school in Brussels. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, visited MolenGeek to announce the grant, ...

Nokia to cut 104 more jobs in Antwerp

Published 17 Jan 2020 08:39 CET | Belgium

Nokia is planning to cut another 104 jobs at its site in Antwerp, De Tijd reports. The union BBTK confirmed the plans based on internal documents seen by the paper. The ...

Netflix lifts prices in Belgium

Published 16 Jan 2020 16:05 CET | Belgium

Netflix is planning to raise prices for its standard and premium subscriptions in Belgium. The price of the basic subscription, for one video stream in SD, will remain at ...

Huawei Mate Pro 30 smartphone to reach Belgium this month

Published 16 Jan 2020 15:37 CET | Belgium

Huawei will be bringing the Mate Pro 30 smartphone to Belgium this month, according to different reports. The device is already available in Germany for EUR 1,100. It does ...

Belgian digital ID app Itsme approved for use in other EU states

Published 16 Jan 2020 14:11 CET | Belgium, Europe

Itsme, the Belgian digital ID app, has been approved for use in other European member states. European users of the new version of the itsme app, scheduled for release in ...

Fraud detection startup Calltic raises EUR 1.5 mln in latest funding round

Published 16 Jan 2020 11:16 CET | Africa, Belgium

Calltic, a tech startup based in Belgium's Ghent, said it raised EUR 1.5 million during its Series A funding round. The round was led by inter-university fund Qbic, ...

Orange Belgium to again keep prices unchanged this year

Published 15 Jan 2020 11:00 CET | Belgium

Orange Belgium has said it will again not increase prices this year. The news means the company has not upped prices for three years. The company said it did not believe ...

Proximus, Orange network joint venture faces delay on competition investigation

Published 13 Jan 2020 08:56 CET | Belgium

The Belgian Competition Authority has suspended the planned network sharing venture between Proximux and Orange Belgium until 16 March, while it collects more information on ...

GfK corrects Samsung figures on Belgian smartphone market

Published 10 Jan 2020 11:41 CET | Belgium

Almost 3 million smartphones were sold in Belgium in 2019, according to estimates from GfK reported by Datanews. The market researcher contested figures released earlier this ...

Orange Belgium warns of limits on 4G network

Published 10 Jan 2020 09:13 CET | Belgium

The past year was a turning point for Orange Belgium, CEO Michael Trabbia said in an interview with Datanews. For the first time the company had its own convergent offer of ...

Belgian govt made record number of info requests to Facebook in H1

Published 09 Jan 2020 10:58 CET | Belgium

Facebook also responded more frequently to requests for information from Belgium: in 83 percent of the cases, Facebook said it handed over some data to Belgian government ...

Orange Belgium hires new Chief Consumer Officer from Proximus

Published 07 Jan 2020 14:02 CET | Belgium

Orange Belgium announced the appointment of Christophe Dujardin as Chief Consumer Officer from 01 February. He comes from rival Proximus, where he most recently headed ...

Samsung takes 49% share of Belgian smartphone market in 2019

Published 06 Jan 2020 14:24 CET | Belgium

Around 1.8 million smartphones were sold in Belgium in 2019, according to figures from GfK reported by Belga news agency. Samsung continued to dominate the market with a 49 ...

Telenet sees data traffic up over 52% on New Year's Eve

Published 02 Jan 2020 09:16 CET | Belgium

Data traffic continued to grow. From 20.00 hours on 31 December to 08.00 on 01 January, Telenet customers used 132.7 TB of data, up 52.1 percent from a year ago. Traffic was ...

Liege drops free municipal Wi-Fi network

Published 30 Dec 2019 13:14 CET | Belgium

The Belgian city of Liege is abandoning its free Wi-Fi network in order to save on costs, Le Soir reports. The free service was available across the city at 49 access points ...

Fluvius starts FTTH roll-out in Poperinge

Published 30 Dec 2019 11:20 CET | Belgium

Belgian grid operator Fluvius announced the expansion of its FTTH network to the Flemish town of Poperinge. The company announced a year ago plans to cover the cities of ...

Over a third of Belgians used smartphones to make holiday purchases - Orange

Published 27 Dec 2019 13:25 CET | Belgium

About 9 out of 10 Belgians used their smartphone the end of year holidays to either make purchases, locate shops, or follow packages, a study from Orange revealed. About 53 ...

Nethys seizes accounts of former directors

Published 27 Dec 2019 13:13 CET | Belgium

The management of the Belgian Nethys, parent of Walloon cable provider Voo, has seized the accounts of former directors Pol Heyse, Benedicte Bayer and Stephane Moreau, De ...

Telenet again registers less texts, more data traffic during Christmas Eve

Published 27 Dec 2019 10:13 CET | Belgium

Telenet said its mobile customers sent over 3.55 million texts on Christmas Eve between 8.00 pm and 8.00 am, and consumed 91,385 GB of data traffic. The SMS traffic was 16 ...

BIPT looks at extending 2G, 3G licences, allowing private 5G networks

Published 24 Dec 2019 15:01 CET | Belgium

Belgian regulator BIPT announced a public consultation on mobile spectrum, including 5G bands and existing 2G and 3G licences. Market parties are invited to comment on the ...

Flemish public transport to go contactless from July 2020

Published 24 Dec 2019 13:25 CET | Belgium

Flemish public transport operator De Lijn is switching to only contactless payments in buses and trams from July 2020. Customers will no longer be able to pay cash for a ...

Enodia resumes talks with Providence on Voo sale

Published 24 Dec 2019 09:03 CET | Belgium

The Belgian public holding company Enodia has agreed to renew talks with Providence on the sale of cable operator Voo. The public shareholders want to maintain certain veto ...

 

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