Belgian mobile network operator Mobistar has confirmed that from 31 March 2014 residential customers signed up to its Dolphin, Panther, Internet Everywhere and Internet on Mobile plans will be able to use their included mobile data usage allowance on its 4G network at no extra cost. Business customers with inclusive data allowances will also be able to use these for 4G access. Alongside confirming details of pricing for its 4G network, the cellco has said that it expects its infrastructure to offer indoor coverage of at least 50% of the population in 270 cities and municipalities by end-March 2014. Further, around 800 of the country’s 2,616 cities and municipalities will have a 4G outdoor coverage level of at least 50% of the population at that date.
As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in November 2013 Mobistar opened access to its LTE network in 30 cities and towns across the country, with all of its existing customers on a tariff including mobile data initially able to access the faster speeds for free. Those subscribers with a compatible device – either a smartphone or a tablet – which registered for its ‘4G Discovery’ scheme were given an additional 4G data allowance on top of their existing usage caps in order to allow them to try out the LTE network.