Belgium’s largest broadband operator by subscribers Proximus will spend a total of EUR3 billion (USD3.1 billion) over the next ten years on the deployment of its ‘Fibre for Belgium’ plan. Proximus claims that this new fixed network will run identical download and upload speeds, offering a very fast internet service for its customers. Proximus aims to cover over 85% of Belgian businesses, while also offering the new service to over 50% of households. A progressive rollout will take place in early 2017 across the six major cities of Antwerp, Brussels, Charleroi, Ghent, Namur and Roeselare.
CEO of Proximus, Dominique Leroy stated: ‘By investing EUR3 billion in the national rollout of this future-proof next generation network, we will allow our customers to fully capture the opportunities of the digital era, bringing download and upload speeds in Belgium to an unprecedented level. Fibre offers customers the ultimate broadband experience to surf, stream, game and work at the speed of light.’