• FAQ

    In December 2020, Proximus activated 5G in the spectrum for which temporary user rights had been obtained at a number of sites.

    In addition, for its 5G Light product, launched in April 2020, Proximus uses the frequency bands that had already been assigned to it in the past based on its 3G licence, i.e. the 2100 MHz band. In accordance with the principle of technological neutrality (imposed by the European Directives), the operators having obtained user rights in a given frequency band are free to choose which technology they use. In that regard, Proximus’s démarche was completely legal. The accompanying tariff plan was baptised Mobilus 5G Unlimited and was offered at 49.99 EUR/month. It allows a download speed that is up to 30% higher than with 4G.
    Proximus has to continue to comply with the current radiation standards for its 5G Light product as well.

    Telenet will be gradually launching its mobile 5G network as of December 2021.

    The first 5G zones are located around Leuven, Antwerp and the coast. Customers with a 5G smartphone and a ONE, ONEup, KLIK and KING or KONG Business subscription will be the first to experience the benefits of this new technology. The other mobile products of Telenet, Telenet Business and BASE will follow in the spring of 2022. The 5G network will then be developed in the following years.

    Currently 5G test licences are also deployed for 5G testing.

    All you need to know about 5G

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  • Consultation regarding the draft decision on the granting of exclusive frequency bands for the use of radio relay links in the 70/80 GHz band

    Publications › Consultation -
    The decision involves the granting of exclusive frequency bands in the 70/80 GHz band to Telenet Group, Proximus and Orange Belgium for the use of radio relay links.
  • Consultation regarding the draft decision on the extension of the 2G and 3G licences (2022)

    Publications › Consultation -
    The 2G and 3G licences expire on 15 March 2022. The Decision aims at extending the 2G and 3G licences by six months.
  • Consultation on the data to be provided for the geographical studies regarding broadband services

    Publications › Consultation -
    The Act of 16 December 2021 pertaining to the transposition of the European Electronic Communications Code and amending various provisions regarding electronic communications, amends the Act of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications. Article 49 specifies that the BIPT has to examine the geographic coverage of the mobile and fixed electronic communications networks capable of providing broadband services, at least every three years. This study entails both information on the current coverage and the plans for investment in the expansion or update of the network over the next three years.
  • Opinion of 3 December 2021 on the draft Royal Decree on the central number database

    Publications › Opinion -
    This opinion deals with the draft Royal Decree on the central number database.
  • The BIPT publishes a call for candidates for the future radio spectrum

    Publications › Press release -
    Brussels, 14 January 2022 – By publishing the call for candidates, the BIPT launched the long-awaited auction of the future radio spectrum. The auction concerns the allocation of the new 5G spectrum and of the existing 2G and 3G spectrum. This auction scheduled for June 2022 will help define the mobile telecom landscape in Belgium for the next 20 years. The auction also includes a package of reserved spectrum for a possible new mobile operator wishing to enter the market.
  • 700 MHz frequency band: call for applications

    Publications › Form -
    700 MHz frequency band: call for applications
  • Frequency band 1427-1517 MHz: call for applications

    Publications › Form -
    Auction of user rights for radio frequencies in the frequency band 1427-1517 MHz
  • Frequency band 3400-3800 MHz: call for applications

    Publications › Form -
    Auction of user rights for radio frequencies in the 3600 MHz frequency band

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