Belgium conducts population census based on mobile network

Friday 7 October 2016 | 10:39 CET | News
Belgian operator Proximus conducted a pilot project with the state statistics bureau last year to use data from its mobile network for a population census, reports De Tijd. The data collected from Proximus customers on 08 October 2015 was compared with that from an official census in 2011 and showed very similar results. Proximus and the statistics bureau said this shows that a census based on mobile networks is a reliable measurement instrument, noting this is a first in Europe. Proximus provided the data anonymised to the statistics office, so individuals could not be identified. The

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Proximus
Countries: Belgium
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