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Belgium - Broadband Market - Insights and Statistics

  • June 2015
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  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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  • 19 pages

Despite Belgium enjoying effective competition between the DSL and cable platforms, the country's broadband penetration lags behind the European leaders. Nevertheless, network investments from Telenet and Proximus (Belgacom), using a combination of DOCSIS 3.0, hybrid fibre/VDSL and FttP technologies, have greatly improved the availability of faster services in recent years. Related to this development is the growing popularity of bundled services offerings among consumers, and the efforts among telcos to offer the full range of services.

This report profiles Belgium's fixed and wireless broadband markets. It provides broadband forecasts for selective years to 2020 and assesses developments in related technologies such as FWA, WLAN and WiFi.


Key developments:
Proximus's VDSL2 network providing over 88% population coverage, serving over one million subscribers; regulator approves cable wholesale offers; VOO upgrades broadband offering to 100Mb/s; Telenet and Ziggo begin work on Homespot' WiFi system; Telenet acquires BASE for 1.33 billion; Numéricable upgrades broadband to 200Mb/s; networks on track to reach national 30Mb/s connectivity by 2020; regulator's market data update and market reports; telco's financial and operating data to Q1 2015; recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report include:
Belgacom (Proximus), Telenet, Versatel, Interkabel.

Table Of Contents

Belgium - Broadband Market - Insights and Statistics
1. Synopsis
2. introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Broadband statistics
2.2 Market share
2.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2015; 2017; 2020
2.3.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Telenet
3.3 Interkabel
3.4 Numericable
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Networks
4.1 Proximus
4.2 Versatel/Tele2 Belgium
4.3 Mobistar
4.4 Other DSL developments
4.4.1 SDSL
4.4.2 VDSL
4.4.3 G.SHDSL
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Government support
5.3 Regulating fibre
5.4 Digital Metropolis Antwerp
5.5 Proximus
6. Other fixed broadband services (if relevant)
6.1 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
6.2 Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
6.3 WLAN/WiFi
6.4 WiMAX
7. Competition Issues
7.1 Wholesale
7.2 Naked DSL
8. Related reports
Table 1 Historical - Internet users and penetration rate 1995 - 2004
Table 2 Internet users and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Table 3 Historical Broadband fixed-line subscribers by technology 2000 - 2004
Table 4 Broadband fixed-line subscribers by technology 2005 - 2015
Table 5 Broadband subscription net additions per year 2005 - 2012
Table 6 Fixed-line broadband penetration 2000 - 2014
Table 7 Fixed-line broadband penetration by service 2007 - 2014
Table 8 Proportion of fixed-broadband lines by speed 2007 - 2013
Table 9 Broadband market share by operator 2006 - 2012
Table 10 Forecast broadband subscribers 2015; 2017; 2020
Table 11 Cable modem subscribers 2000 - 2015
Table 12 Telenet broadband subscribers 2006 - 2015
Table 14 ADSL subscribers 2000 - 2015
Table 15 Historical Proximus ADSL subscribers 2000 - 2004
Table 16 Proximus ADSL subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 17 Mobistar broadband subscribers 2008 - 2015
Table 18 WLL broadband subscribers 2005 - 2014
Chart 1 Internet users and penetration rate 2005 - 2015
Chart 2 Broadband subscribers by technology 2005 - 2015
Exhibit 1 Key ADSL service providers
Exhibit 2 WiMAX spectrum licenses 2001 - 2005

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