1 Key statistics

2 Country overview

3 COVID-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
3.1 Economic considerations and responses
3.2 Mobile devices
3.3 Subscribers
3.4 Infrastructure

4 Telecommunications market
4.1 Historical overview
4.2 Market analysis

5 Regulatory environment
5.1 Historic overview
5.2 Regulatory authority
5.3 Government policies
5.4 Interconnect
5.5 Access
5.6 Cable network access
5.7 Number Portability (NP)
5.8 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
5.9 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)

6 Fixed network operators
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Proximus
6.3 COLT Telecom
6.4 Orange Belgium
6.5 Scarlet (formerly KPN Belgium)
6.6 Tele2 Belgium
6.7 Telenet

7 Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 Next Generation Network (NGN)
7.3 International infrastructure
7.4 Cloud services
7.5 Smart meters

8 Broadband market
8.1 Introduction and statistical overview
8.1.1 Market analysis
8.1.2 Broadband statistics
8.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
8.2.1 Telenet
8.2.2 Interkabel
8.2.3 SFR (Numéricable)
8.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Networks
8.3.1 Proximus
8.3.2 Versatel/Tele2 Belgium
8.3.3 Orange Belgium
8.3.4 Other DSL developments
8.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
8.4.1 Government support
8.4.2 Digital Metropolis Antwerp
8.4.3 Proximus
8.5 Other fixed broadband services
8.5.1 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
8.5.2 Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
8.5.3 WLAN/Wi-Fi
8.5.4 WiMAX

9 Mobile communications
9.1 Market analysis
9.2 Mobile statistics
9.3 Mobile infrastructure
9.3.1 5G
9.3.2 4G (LTE)
9.3.3 3G
9.3.4 GSM
9.4 Internet of Things (IoT)
9.4.1 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
9.5 Mobile data
9.5.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
9.5.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
9.6 Mobile broadband
9.7 Regulatory issues
9.7.1 Spectrum
9.7.2 Roaming
9.7.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
9.7.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
9.8 Major mobile operators
9.8.1 Proximus
9.8.2 Orange Belgium (Mobistar)
9.8.3 BASE (Telenet)
9.8.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)

10 Glossary of abbreviations

11 Related reports

List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Belgium 2020 (e)
Table 2 Telecom market investment: fixed and mobile by sector 2006 2010; 2014 16
Table 3 Total telecom market investment 2012 2018
Table 4 Telecom market investment: network and licenses 2011 2017
Table 5 Telecom investment as a proportion of revenue 2011 2017
Table 6 Retail telecom revenue by sector 2012 2017
Table 7 Wholesale telecom revenue by sector 2012 2017
Table 8 Total telecom revenue by sector 2011 2017
Table 9 Fixed numbers ported 2009 2017
Table 10 Carrier preselect numbers and annual change 2009 2017
Table 11 Fixed-line telephony revenue 2009 2017
Table 12 Fixed-line and mobile traffic volume 2008 2017
Table 13 Fixed-line traffic by type 2005 2017
Table 14 Proximus (CBU) access channels 2007 2019
Table 15 Proximus Group financial data 2009 2019
Table 16 Proximus revenue by sector 2009 2019
Table 17 Proximus revenue by operating division 2007 2019
Table 18 Proximus fixed-line services revenue by sector (CBU) 2007 2019
Table 19 Proximus monthly ARPU by sector (CBU) 2005 2018
Table 20 Orange Belgium financial data 2013 2019
Table 21 Orange Belgium service revenue by sector 2007 2018
Table 22 Orange Belgium retail service revenue by sector (new style) 2016 2018
Table 23 Orange Belgium subscribers by sector 2008 2018
Table 24 Telenet financial data 2009 2019
Table 25 Telenet revenue by sector 2009 2019
Table 26 Telenet subscribers by sector 2006 2019
Table 27 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2019
Table 28 Fixed lines by type 2006 2017
Table 29 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by technology 2010 2018
Table 30 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Table 31 Change in the number of broadband subscription net additions per year 2010 2018
Table 32 Residential broadband revenue 2014 2017
Table 33 Residential broadband ARPU 2013 2017
Table 34 Fixed-line broadband penetration by service 2007 2019
Table 35 Change in the proportion of fixed-broadband lines by speed 2010 2018
Table 36 Change in the number of fixed-broadband lines by speed 2012 2018
Table 37 Growth in the number of Telenet’s fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2020
Table 38 Growth in the number of Proximus’s fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2020
Table 39 Growth in the number of Orange Belgium’s broadband subscribers 2008 2020
Table 40 Growth in the number of VDSL subscribers 2012 2018
Table 41 Growth in the number of FttP/B subscribers 2012 2018
Table 42 Mobile revenue 2012 2017
Table 43 Active mobile/SIM card subscribers and teledensity 2010 2019
Table 44 Market share by operator 2009 2018
Table 45 Mobile ARPU 2011 2019
Table 46 Mobile voice traffic 2005 2018
Table 47 Average use of service per subscriber per month 2010 2018
Table 48 Mobile prepaid and contract subscribers (residential, MNOs) 2012 2017
Table 49 LTE subscribers with data 2013 2017
Table 50 3G subscribers with data 2013 2017
Table 51 M2M connections 2011 2018
Table 52 M2M revenue 2014 2017
Table 53 Orange Belgium M2M connections 2009 2019
Table 54 Mobile data traffic 2012 2019
Table 55 Average data traffic per subscribers per month 2013 2019
Table 56 Proximus average mobile data traffic 2016 2018
Table 57 SMS traffic 2009 2019
Table 58 Mobile broadband subscribers by technology 2008 2019
Table 59 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2008 2019
Table 60 800MHz auction results 2013
Table 61 2.6GHz auction results 2011
Table 62 Spectrum assignment overview
Table 63 Mobile roaming voice traffic 2015 2017
Table 64 Mobile termination voice revenue 2007 2017
Table 65 Annual mobile numbers ported 2002 2017
Table 66 Proximus mobile revenue by sector (CBU) 2007 2019
Table 67 Proximus mobile subscribers 2005 2019
Table 68 Proximus CBU mobile subscribers by type 2007 2019
Table 69 Proximus annualised ARPU (CBU) by sector 2007 2019
Table 70 Orange Belgium subscribers (Belgium) 2007 2019
Table 71 Orange Belgium MVNOs subscribers (Belgium) 2014 2019
Table 72 Orange Belgium financial data 2013 2019
Table 73 Orange Belgium mobile services revenue 2005 2019
Table 74 Orange Belgium annualised ARPU 2005 2016
Table 75 Orange Belgium annualised ARPO 2017 2018
Table 76 Telenet mobile revenue 2007 2019
Table 77 Telenet mobile subscribers 2006 2019
Table 78 MVNO subscribers and market share 2006 2017
Table 79 MVNO revenue 2012 2017
Table 80 MVNO mobile voice traffic and market share 2006 2017
Table 81 Historical - Internet users and penetration rate 1995 2009
Table 82 Historic Broadband fixed-line subscribers by technology 2000 2009
Table 83 Historic - Broadband subscription net additions per year 2005 2009
Table 84 Historic - Telenet broadband subscribers 2006 2009

List of Charts
Chart 1 Total telecom revenue by sector 2011 2017
Chart 2 Fixed-line and mobile traffic volume 2008 2017
Chart 3 Fixed-line traffic by type 2005 2017
Chart 4 Proximus Group financial data 2093 2019
Chart 5 Proximus revenue by sector 2009 2019
Chart 6 Proximus revenue by operating division 2007 2019
Chart 7 Proximus fixed-line services revenue by sector (CBU) 2007 2019
Chart 8 Orange Belgium service revenue by sector 2007 2018
Chart 9 Orange Belgium retail service revenue by sector (new style) 2016 2018
Chart 10 Telenet financial data 2009 - 2019
Chart 11 Telenet revenue by sector 2009 2019
Chart 12 Telenet subscribers by sector 2009 2019
Chart 13 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2005 2019
Chart 14 Fixed lines by type 2006 2017
Chart 15 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by technology 2010 2018
Chart 16 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2010 2025
Chart 17 Change in the number of broadband subscription net additions per year 2010 2018
Chart 18 Change in the proportion of fixed-broadband lines by speed 2010 2018
Chart 19 Change in the number of fixed-broadband lines by speed 2010 2018
Chart 20 Growth in the number of Telenet’s fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 21 Growth in the number of Proximus’s fixed broadband subscribers 2010 2020
Chart 22 Growth in the number of Orange Belgium’s broadband subscribers 2008 2020
Chart 23 Growth in the number of VDSL subscribers 2012 2018
Chart 24 Growth in the number of FttP/B subscribers 2012 2018
Chart 25 Mobile revenue 2012 2017
Chart 26 Mobile/SIM card subscribers and teledensity 2005 2019
Chart 27 Market share by operator 2002 2018
Chart 28 Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2008 2019
Chart 29 Proximus CBU subscribers by type 2007 2019
Chart 30 Proximus annualised ARPU (CBU) by sector 2007 2019
Chart 31 Telenet mobile subscribers 2006 2019

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Access and the local loop
Exhibit 2 Number portability defined
Exhibit 3 Main DSL service providers
Exhibit 4 WiMAX spectrum licenses 2001 2005
Exhibit 5 Key global developments towards 5G standardisation
Exhibit 6 5G spectrum, speed and devices
Exhibit 7 Key considerations for government and regulators in relation to 5G

Companies Mentioned
• Proximus (Belgacom)
• Orange Belgium (Mobistar)
• BASE
• Telenet
• Lycamobile Belgium
• Versatel
• Interkabel
• COLT
• Scarlet
• Tele2.