Belgium - Broadband Market - Insights and Statistics
Despite Belgium enjoying effective competition between the DSL and cable platforms, the country's broadband penetration lags behind the European leaders. Nevertheless, network investments from Telenet, deploying DOCSIS 3.0 technology, and from Belgacom with its hybrid fibre/VDSL network, have greatly improved the availability of faster services in recent years. Related to this development is the growing popularity of bundled services offerings among consumers, and the efforts among telcos to offer the full range of services.
This report profiles Belgium's fixed and wireless broadband markets. It provides broadband forecasts for selective years to 2020 and assesses developments in related technologies such as FWA, WLAN and WiFi.
Belgacom's VDSL2 network providing over 88% population coverage, serving over one million subscribers; regulator approves cable wholesale offers; VOO upgrades broadband offering to 100Mb/s; Telenet and Ziggo begin work on Homespot' WiFi system; Telenet acquires BASE for 1.33 billion; Numéricable upgrades broadband to 200Mb/s; networks on track to reach national 30Mb/s connectivity by 2020; regulator's market data update and market reports; telco's financial and operating data to Q4 2014; recent market developments.