Proximus and Citymesh ink wholesale deal for fixed and mobile services
Proximus and Citymesh signed an agreement allowing Citymesh to offer mobile and fixed telecom services to its customers using the Proximus network.
The news gives Citymesh the foundation to further extend its portfolio to the B2B market and illustrates Proximus’ culture of collaboration and goal to provide gigabit connectivity to various partners.
“This deal illustrates our eagerness to build an open network of reference to the benefit of the entire country,” said Geert Standaert (pictured), chief network business unit at Proximus
“By actively engaging in discussions with different industry players, we want to exploit the full potential of some of our most important assets and provide the Belgian economy with the best Gigabit connectivity possible. We are very happy to sign this agreement with an experienced, ambitious and innovative partner like Citymesh.”
With the entrance of Citymesh, Proximus welcomes a Belgian provider focused on wireless networks for the B2B market.
In addition, the collaboration covers different business areas. For the mobile part, a specifically developed mobile virtual network operator set-up will ensure continuity of voice and SMS services in and outside a Citymesh private 4G or 5G network and onto the public network of Proximus.
In turn, the agreement will allow Citymesh to further strengthen its private network offering towards industrial customers, relying upon Proximus’ broad and qualitative mobile coverage.
As for the fixed network, Citymesh will be able to offer its customers Internet and Explore connectivity while also reselling Proximus wholesale products for voice.
“The ambition of Citymesh is to become the fourth Belgian operator with a clear focus on industrial use cases. The Mobile Private Networks we build today use our own 4G and 5G licenses and enable mission and business critical communication and innovative mobile services for cities, industries and enterprises,” added Mitch De Geest, chief executive officer at Citymesh
“This agreement extends our mobile flexibility beyond the customer’s private network and allows us to offer strong integrated public and private telecom services. By signing this agreement with Proximus, Citymesh is uniquely positioned to combine the best private networks with the best public network.”