Belgian capital amends regulations to allow 4G roll-out

12 February 2014 | Sophie Donoghue


Belgian mobile operator Proximus has become the first to launch its LTE network in the country’s capital Brussels.

The subsidiary of Belgian incumbent Belgacom launched 4G in Belgium in November 2012, but local regulations had blocked the introduction of 4G in the capital until now.

Due to the amended ordinance of the Brussels capital region, the operator has activated its antennas in the city based on the current standard of three volts per metre.

As soon as the Brussels government publishes the implementing decrees, Proximus plans on expanding its 4G network under the new standard of six volts per metre.

Proximus has announced that it expects to develop a high-quality network with sufficient coverage for customers in 12 to 18 months.