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Belgium - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts - Product Image

Belgium - Telecoms, IP Networks, Digital Media and Forecasts

  • Published: May 2013
  • Region: Belgium
  • 102 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASE
  • Belgacom
  • COLT
  • Interkabel
  • Mobistar
  • Proximus
  • MORE

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Belgium's telecommunications market. The report analyses the mobile, internet, broadband, digital TV and converging media sectors.

Subjects include:

- Market and industry analyses, trends and developments;
- Facts, figures and statistics;
- Industry and regulatory issues;
- Infrastructure;
- Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, MoU;
- Internet, VoIP, IPTV;
- Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
- Broadband (FttH, DSL, cable TV, wireless);
- Convergence and Digital Media;
- 3G subscriber and mobile ARPU forecasts to 2015;
- Broadband market forecasts for selective years to 2020

Key Developments:

- Liberty Global increases stake in Telenet
- regulator undergoes structural changes to meet strategic vision
- Movistar adds VoD to quintuple-play bundle
- Belgacom extends TV Everywhere service nationally
- courts uphold Open Cable regulation for resale of analogue TV services, access to digital TV and the resale of broadband access
- BASE launches ‘Snow' bundled service brand
- Liberty Global bids for remaining stake in Telenet
- READ MORE >

1. Key Statistics

2. Telecommunications Market
2.1 Overview of Belgium's telecom market

3. Regulatory Environment
3.1 History
3.1.1 EU regulatory framework
3.1.2 Revised NFR
3.2 Regulatory authority
3.2.1 Belgian Institute for Posts and Telecommunications (BIPT)
3.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Belgium
3.3.1 Privatisation of Belgacom
3.3.2 Interconnect
3.3.3 Access
3.3.4 Number Portability (NP)
3.3.5 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
3.3.6 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)

4. Fixed Network Operators
4.1 Overview of operators
4.2 Belgacom
4.3 COLT Telecom NV
4.4 Mobistar
4.5 Scarlet (formerly KPN Belgium)
4.6 Tele2 Belgium
4.7 Telenet

5. Telecommunications Infrastructure
5.1 National telecom network
5.2 Next Generation Network (NGN)
5.3 International infrastructure
5.4 E-Health services

6. Broadband Market
6.1 Overview
6.1.1 Broadband statistics
6.2 Cable modems
6.2.1 Telenet
6.2.2 Interkabel
6.3 Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
6.3.1 Belgacom's DSL services
6.3.2 Versatel/Tele2 Belgium
6.3.3 Mobistar
6.4 Other DSL developments
6.4.1 SDSL
6.4.2 VDSL
6.4.3 G.SHDSL
6.5 Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
6.5.1 Government support
6.5.2 Regulating fibre
6.5.3 Digital Metropolis Antwerp
6.5.4 Belgacom
6.6 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
6.7 Wireless broadband
6.7.1 Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
6.7.2 WLAN/WiFi
6.7.3 WiMAX
6.8 Mobile broadband

7. Digital Media
7.1 Overview
7.1.1 Key general trends
7.1.2 Business models
7.1.3 Regulatory issues
7.2 Digital TV (DTV)
7.2.1 Broadband TV (IPTV)
7.2.2 VoIP
7.2.3 Video-on-Demand (VoD)
7.2.4 Cable TV
7.2.5 Satellite TV
7.2.6 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
7.2.7 Free-to-Air (FTA) TV
7.2.8 Interactive TV (iDTV)

8. Mobile Communications
8.1 Overview of Belgium's mobile market
8.1.1 Mobile statistics
8.1.2 Operator market shares
8.2 Regulatory issues
8.2.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
8.2.2 Roaming
8.2.3 Mobile termination rates (MTRs)
8.2.4 Number portability (NP)
8.3 Mobile technologies
8.3.1 Digital
8.3.2 Third Generation (3G) mobile
8.4 Major mobile operators
8.4.1 Proximus
8.4.2 Mobistar
8.4.3 BASE
8.4.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
8.5 Mobile voice services
8.5.1 Prepaid cards
8.6 Mobile Messaging
8.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
8.6.2 SMS over fixed networks
8.6.3 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
8.7 Mobile data services
8.7.1 General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
8.7.2 Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
8.7.3 High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
8.7.4 High-Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA)
8.7.5 Long-term Evolution (LTE)
8.7.6 Mobile TV
8.7.7 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
8.8 Mobile applications
8.8.1 Location-based services

9. Forecasts
9.1 Forecast – broadband subscribers – 2010-2012; 2020
9.1.1 Scenario 1 – higher broadband subscriber growth
9.1.2 Scenario 2 – lower broadband subscriber growth
9.2 Forecast – UMTS subscribers 2006-2012; 2015
9.3 Forecast – mobile ARPU 2005-2010; 2015

Table 1 – Country statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 2 – Telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 3 – Telephone network statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2013 (e)
Table 5 – Broadband statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 6 – Mobile statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 7 – National telecommunications authority
Table 8 – Telecom market investment: fixed and mobile by sector – 2006 - 2012
Table 9 – Telecom market investment (regulator data) – 2007 - 2011
Table 10 – Total telecom market revenue by sector – 2006 - 2013
Table 11 – Telecom market revenue (not inc. TV) – 2006 - 2013
Table 12 – Share of telecom revenue by sector – 2011
Table 13 – Unbundled loops and access lines – 2004 - 2009
Table 14 – BRUO and BROBA monthly access fees – 2011
Table 15 – Fixed numbers ported (historical) – 2000 - 2005
Table 16 – Carrier preselect numbers and annual change – 2000 - 2010
Table 17 – Fixed-line telephony revenue – 2002 - 2013
Table 18 – Fixed-line traffic by type – 2005 - 2012
Table 19 – Belgacom (CBU) access channels – 2007 - 2013
Table 20 – Belgacom residential traffic – 2007 - 2013
Table 21 – Belgacom Group financial data – 2003 - 2013
Table 22 – Belgacom revenue by sector – 2004 - 2013
Table 23 – Belgacom revenue by operating division – 2007 - 2013
Table 24 – Belgacom fixed-line services revenue by sector (CBU) – 2007 - 2013
Table 25 – Belgacom monthly ARPU by sector (CBU) – 2005 - 2013
Table 26 – Mobistar financial data by sector – 2007 - 2012
Table 27 – Mobistar subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2012
Table 28 – Telenet revenue by sector – 2004 - 2013
Table 29 – Telenet subscribers by sector – 2006 - 2013
Table 30 – Telenet financial data – 2005 - 2013
Table 31 – Telenet subscriber monthly ARPU – 2005 - 2013
Table 32 – Historical – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2004
Table 33 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 - 2013
Table 34 – Fixed lines by type – 2006 - 2012
Table 35 – Altnet fixed lines – 2000 - 2013
Table 36 – Historical - Internet users and penetration rate – 1995 - 2004
Table 37 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2005 - 2013
Table 38 – Historical – Broadband fixed-line subscribers by technology – 2000 - 2004
Table 39 – Broadband fixed-line subscribers by technology – 2005 - 2013
Table 40 – Broadband penetration – 2000 - 2013
Table 41 – Broadband market share by operator – 2006 - 2012
Table 42 – Cable modem subscribers – 2000 - 2014
Table 43 – Telenet broadband subscribers – 2006 - 2013
Table 44 – Telenet financial data – 2005 - 2013
Table 45 – ADSL subscribers – 2000 - 2014
Table 46 – Historical – Belgacom ADSL subscribers – 2000 - 2004
Table 47 – Belgacom ADSL subscribers – 2005 - 2013
Table 48 – Mobistar broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2013
Table 49 – WLL broadband subscribers – 2005 - 2014
Table 50 – Mobile broadband subscribers by technology – 2008 - 2013
Table 51 – Bundled services by type – 2007 - 2012
Table 52 – Telenet triple-play subscribers – 2002 - 2013
Table 53 – Belgacom TV households – 2006 - 2013
Table 54 – Belgacom annualised IPTV ARPU, revenue – 2006 - 2013
Table 55 – VoIP connections – 2006 - 2012
Table 56 – Cable TV subscribers and penetration rate – 1995 – 2011; 2015
Table 57 – Telenet cable TV subscribers by sector – 2005 - 2013
Table 58 – Telenet subscriber annualised monthly ARPU – 2005 - 2013
Table 59 – Historical - Satellite TV subscribers – 1995 - 2004
Table 60 – Satellite TV subscribers – 2005 – 2011; 2015
Table 61 – Mobile service revenue – 2004 - 2013
Table 62 – Mobile revenue by type – 2001 - 2012
Table 63 – Historical – Mobile/SIM card subscribers and teledensity – 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2004
Table 64 – Mobile/SIM card subscribers and teledensity – 2005 - 2013
Table 65 – Active mobile/SIM card subscribers and teledensity – 2006 - 2012
Table 66 – Mobile traffic – 2005 - 2013
Table 67 – Market share by operator – 2002 - 2012
Table 68 – 2.6GHz auction results – 2011
Table 69 – European roaming charges – 2007 - 2012
Table 70 – Roaming revenue – 2001 - 2012
Table 71 – Mobile termination tariffs – 2006 - 2008
Table 72 – Proposed mobile termination tariffs – 2009 - 2013
Table 73 – Mobile termination revenue – 2007 - 2012
Table 74 – Annual mobile numbers ported (historic) – 2002 - 2005; 2008
Table 75 – Proximus revenue by sector (CBU) – 2007 - 2013
Table 76 – Proximus total subscribers – 2005 - 2013
Table 77 – Proximus CBU subscribers by type – 2007 - 2013
Table 78 – Proximus annualised ARPU (CBU) by sector – 2007 - 2013
Table 79 – Mobistar subscribers – 2007 - 2012
Table 80 – Mobistar data ARPU as proportion total mobile ARPU – 2007 - 2012
Table 81 – Mobistar mobile revenue – 2005 - 2012
Table 82 – Mobistar annualised ARPU – 2005 - 2012
Table 83 – BASE mobile revenue – 2007 - 2013
Table 84 – BASE subscribers – 2004 - 2013
Table 85 – BASE annualised ARPU – 2005 - 2013
Table 86 – Telenet mobile subscribers – 2006 - 2013
Table 87 – MVNO subscribers and market share – 2006 - 2012
Table 88 – MVNO mobile traffic and market share – 2006 - 2013
Table 89 – Mobile voice service revenue – 2001 - 2013
Table 90 – Proportion of prepaid subscribers by operator – 2004 - 2010
Table 91 – Prepaid and contract subscribers – 2001 - 2012
Table 92 – Proximus SMS messages (CBU) – 2008 - 2013
Table 93 – SMS traffic – 2001 - 2013
Table 94 – Mobistar M2M connections – 2009 - 2012
Table 95 – Mobistar M2M revenue – 2009 - 2012
Table 96 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2010 - 2012; 2020
Table 97 – Forecast broadband penetration – higher market growth scenario – 2007 - 2012; 2020
Table 98 – Forecast broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario – 2010 - 2012; 2020
Table 99 – Forecast broadband penetration – lower market growth scenario – 2007 - 2012; 2020
Table 100 – Forecast UMTS subscribers – 2006 - 2012; 2015
Table 101 – Forecast mobile ARPU – 2005 - 2010; 2015

Chart 1 – Telecom market revenue by sector – 2006 - 2013
Chart 2 – Fixed-line traffic by type – 2005 – 2012
Chart 3 – Belgacom residential traffic – 2007 - 2013
Chart 4 – Belgacom Group financial data – 2003 - 2013
Chart 5 – Belgacom revenue by sector – 2004 - 2013
Chart 6 – Belgacom revenue by operating division – 2007 - 2013
Chart 7 – Belgacom fixed-line services revenue by sector (CBU) – 2007 - 2013
Chart 8 – Mobistar financial data – 2007 - 2012
Chart 9 – Mobistar subscribers by sector – 2008 - 2013
Chart 10 – Telenet revenue by sector – 2004 - 2013
Chart 11 – Telenet subscribers by sector – 2006 - 201
Chart 12 – Telenet financial data – 2005 - 2013
Chart 13 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2005 - 2013
Chart 14 – Fixed lines by type – 2006 – 2012
Chart 15 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2005 - 2013
Chart 16 – Broadband subscribers by technology – 2005 - 2012
Chart 17 – Telenet financial data – 2005 - 2013
Chart 18 – Mobile broadband subscribers by technology – 2008 - 2013
Chart 19 – Bundled services by type – 2007 – 2012
Chart 20 – Belgacom annualised ARPU, revenue – 2006 – 2013
Chart 21 – Cable TV subscriber statistics and penetration rate – 2000 - 2011; 2015
Chart 22 – Telenet cable TV subscribers by sector – 2007 - 2013
Chart 23 – Mobile service revenue – 2004 – 2013
Chart 24 – Mobile revenue by type – 2001 – 2012
Chart 25 – Mobile/SIM card subscribers and teledensity –2005 - 2013
Chart 26 – Market share by operator – 2002 - 2012
Chart 27 – Proximus revenue by sector (CBU) – 2007 - 2013
Chart 28 – Proximus CBU subscribers by type – 2007 - 2013
Chart 29 – Proximus annualised ARPU (CBU) by sector – 2007 - 2013
Chart 30 – BASE annualised ARPU – 2005 - 2013
Chart 31 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2007 - 2012; 2020
Chart 32 – Forecast broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario – 2007 - 2012; 2020

Exhibit 1 – EU – The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
Exhibit 2 – Access and the local loop
Exhibit 3 – Number portability defined
Exhibit 4 – Key ADSL service providers – 2013

- BASE
- Belgacom
- COLT
- Interkabel
- Mobistar
- Proximus
- Scarlet
- Tele2
- Telenet
- UPC Belgium
- Versatel

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