Belgian full-service telecoms operator Proximus has begun FTTP deployment in the city of Leuven as part of a plan to connect more than 50,000 homes and businesses across the city and surrounding areas by 2024. The company has revealed that the first neighbourhoods in northern and eastern areas of the city centre, many new residential housing developments and some 550 companies have already been connected to the network. Work to extend coverage to the central square and railway station area will start later this year, with the rest of the city centre, parts of the suburbs of Heverlee, Kessel-Lo and Wilsele, and neighbouring Herent covered by 2024.
Earlier this year, Proximus announced a significant expansion and acceleration of its ‘Fibre for Belgium’ investment plan with the aim of connecting as many as 4.2 million homes and businesses – equivalent to coverage of 70% – by the end of 2028. The rollout is currently underway in 13 cities.