Belgacom launches 4G network
Belgacom is claiming to be the first Belgian operator to launch 4G services.
The carrier’s 4G network is initially available in eight cities: Hasselt, Antwerp, Ghent, Leuven, Liège, Namur, Mons, Waver and the Haasrode Industrial Park.
4G services will be offered through Belgacom’s mobile wing Proximus and accessible via smartphones, laptops and tablets as part of existing plans or an add-on option.
“The Proximus high-speed 3G mobile network has been expanded with 4G technology. Surfing via the 3G network is already fast, but via 4G it goes ultra-fast. This means customers can use their smartphone, laptop or tablet on the go and expect a similar user experience as they have with a fixed internet connection,” Belgacom said in a statement.
Proximus is Belgium’s largest mobile operator by subscribers with 38.1% market share in June 2012, according to TeleGeography.
Its rivals, BASE (KPN) and Mobistar (Orange), had 31.9% and 30% market share respectively during the same period.