Proximus upgrading all mobile customers to 4G at no extra cost

3 Feb 2014

Belgacom has announced that its wireless unit Proximus is upgrading all of its customers to 4G at no additional cost. With the company saying that it wanted ‘to let all its customers benefit from the best mobile experience’, it has confirmed that over the course of the next two weeks it will activate access to its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network for pre- and post-paid customers, while both residential and business subscribers will benefit from the automatic upgrade. In making the announcement Belgacom also confirmed that its 4G infrastructure is now available in some 260 cities and municipalities, with more than 50% of the population within the network footprint.

As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Proximus launched commercial services over its LTE network in November 2012, with initial coverage of just eight areas, those being: Liege, Namur, Antwerp, Mons, Waver, Ghent, Leuven, Hasselt and the Haasrode industrial park.