Belgium - Mobile Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
Belgium's mobile market is served by three main operators and a growing number of MVNOs. All three MNOs have upgraded their networks with HSPA technology, while LTE services are now widely available. Mobistar in April 2014 became one of the first operators globally to complete trials of LTE-A technology combining 1800MHz and 800MHz spectrum, delivering data above 200Mb/s. Mobile TV offerings are available but have yet to make an impression on consumers. This report profiles Belgian's mobile market, providing the latest statistics on the main players, as well as the most recent developments on HSPA rollouts, emerging data markets and data services such as SMS, i-mode and mobile TV. ARPU and 3G forecasts to 2015 are also provided.
Mobistar and BASE complete trials of LTE-A technology; Telenet Tecteo Bidco awarded fourth 20-year 3G licence; Mobistar adds mobile telephony to bundled offers; regulator concludes 2.6GHz auction; Mobistar invests 36 million to replace 2G equipment with LTE-ready kit; regulator achieves 360 million at auction for 800MHz spectrum; BASE receives 900MHz licence extension; Telenet extends MVNO agreement with Mobistar to 2017; mobile service revenue continues to fall; Proximus trials LTE in the 1.8GHz band; BASE contracts Ericsson for backhaul upgrade, launches DC-HSPA+ service; non-SMS mobile revenue growth outstripping SMS revenue; regulator's market data update; telcos' financial and operating data to Q1 2014; market developments to May 2014.