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Belgium - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 3805906
  • August 2016
  • Region: Belgium
  • 95 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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The Market Has Attracted Investment from Some of the Region’s Major Players, Including Liberty Global and Orange Group

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • COLT Telecom
  • orange Belgium (Mobistar)
  • Proximus
  • Tele2 Belgium
  • Telenet
  • 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 developments
- Major Players, Revenues, Subscribers, ARPU, Mo
- Internet, VoIP, IPTV
- Mobile Voice and Data Markets
- Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless)
- Convergence and Digital Media
- Government policies affecting the telecoms industry
- Market liberalisation and industry issues
- Telecoms operators – privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences
- Mobile technologies (GSM; 3G, HSPA, LTE)

Key developments:
- Mobistar rebrands as Orange Belgium;
- Regulator undergoes structural changes to meet strategic vision;
- Regulator planning to allow MNOs to trial 5G technology using suitable spectrum bands;
- Government to legislate for pre-paid mobile SIM cards holders to register their details;
- Telenet extends MVNO deal with Orange Belgium through to 2018;
- Mobile service revenue recovered in 2015;
- Report update includes the regulator’s market data update for 2015, telco’s financial and operating data to Q2 2016, recent market

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • COLT Telecom
  • orange Belgium (Mobistar)
  • Proximus
  • Tele2 Belgium
  • Telenet
  • MORE

1. Key statistics
1.1 Country overview

2. Telecommunications market
2.1 Historical overview
2.2 Market analysis

3. Regulatory environment
3.1 Historic overview
3.2 EU regulatory framework
3.3 Revised NFR
3.4 Regulatory authority
3.5 Government policies
3.6 Interconnect
3.7 Access
3.8 Cable network access
3.9 Number Portability (NP)
3.10 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
3.11 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)

4. Fixed network operators
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Proximus
4.3 COLT Telecom
4.4 orange Belgium (Mobistar)
4.5 Scarlet (formerly KPN Belgium)
4.6 Tele2 Belgium
4.7 Telenet

5. Telecommunications infrastructure
5.1 Overview of the national telecom network
5.2 Next Generation Network (NGN)
5.3 International infrastructure
5.4 Cloud services

6. Broadband market
6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
6.1.1 Markey analysis
6.1.2 Broadband statistics
6.1.3 Market share
6.1.4 Forecasts - broadband subscribers - 2016; 2018; 2021
6.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
6.2.1 Introduction
6.2.2 Telenet
6.2.3 Interkabel
6.2.4 SFR (Numéricable)
6.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Networks
6.3.1 Proximus
6.3.2 Versatel/Tele2 Belgium
6.3.3 Orange Belgium (Mobistar)
6.3.4 Other DSL developments
6.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6.4.1 Introduction
6.4.2 Government support
6.4.3 Regulating fibre
6.4.4 Digital Metropolis Antwerp
6.4.5 Proximus
6.5 Other fixed broadband services
6.5.1 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
6.5.2 Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
6.5.3 WLAN/Wi-Fi
6.5.4 WiMAX
6.6 Competition Issues
6.6.1 Wholesale
6.6.2 Naked DSL

7. Digital media
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Regulatory issues
7.3 Satellite TV
7.4 Cable TV
7.5 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
7.5.1 DTT licence issued
7.5.2 Digital switch-over
7.6 Interactive TV (iDTV)
7.7 Key Digital Media Players
7.8 Videostreaming
7.8.1 Major players
7.9 Communications: VoIP, messaging, conferencing
7.9.1 VoIP

8. Digital economy
8.1 E-Health services

9. Mobile communications
9.1 Market analysis
9.2 Mobile statistics
9.2.1 General statistics
9.2.2 Mobile data
9.2.3 Mobile broadband
9.2.4 Forecasts - mobile subscribers - 2016; 2018; 2021
9.3 Regulatory issues
9.3.1 Spectrum
9.3.2 Roaming
9.3.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
9.3.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
9.4 Mobile infrastructure
9.4.1 Digital networks
9.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
9.4.3 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
9.5 Major mobile operators
9.5.1 Proximus
9.5.2 Orange Belgium (Mobistar)
9.5.3 BASE
9.5.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
9.6 Mobile content and applications
9.6.1 Location-based services
9.6.2 Mobile TV

Table 1 - Country statistics - 2015
Table 2 - Telecom revenue and investment statistics - 2015
Table 3 - Telephone network statistics - 2015
Table 4 - Internet user statistics - 2015
Table 5 - Broadband statistics - 2015
Table 6 - Mobile statistics - 2015
Table 7 - National telecommunications authority
Table 8 - Telecom market investment: fixed and mobile by sector - 2006 - 2010; 2014 - 15
Table 9 - Telecom market investment: network and licenses - 2011 - 2015
Table 10 - Telecom investment as a proportion of revenue - 2011 - 2015
Table 11 - Telecom market investment by operator (regulator data) - 2007 - 2013
Table 12 - Retail telecom revenue by sector - 2011 - 2015
Table 13 - Total telecom revenue by sector - 2011 - 2015
Table 14 - Fixed voice ARPU - 2008 - 2015
Table 15 - Unbundled loops and access lines (historic) - 2004 - 2009
Table 16 - Fixed numbers ported - 2000 - 2015
Table 17 - Carrier preselect numbers and annual change - 2000 - 2015
Table 18 - Proximus share of fixed-line traffic by type - 2006 - 2012
Table 19 - Fixed-line telephony revenue - 2002 - 2015
Table 20 - Average price for fixed-line call - 2007 - 2013
Table 21 - Fixed-line and mobile traffic volume - 2007 - 2015
Table 22 - Fixed-line traffic by type - 2005 - 2015
Table 23 - Proximus (CBU) access channels - 2007 - 2016
Table 24 - Proximus Group financial data - 2003 - 2016
Table 25 - Proximus revenue by sector - 2004 - 2016
Table 26 - Proximus revenue by operating division - 2007 - 2015
Table 27 - Proximus fixed-line services revenue by sector (CBU) - 2007 - 2016
Table 28 - Proximus monthly ARPU by sector (CBU) - 2005 - 2016
Table 29 - Mobistar financial data by sector - 2007 - 2016
Table 30 - Mobistar subscribers by sector - 2008 - 2016
Table 31 - Telenet revenue by sector - 2004 - 2016
Table 32 - Telenet subscribers by sector - 2006 - 2016
Table 33 - Telenet financial data - 2005 - 2016
Table 34 - Telenet subscriber monthly ARPU - 2005 - 2014
Table 35 - Historical - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2009
Table 36 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2010 - 2016
Table 37 - Fixed lines by type - 2006 - 2015
Table 38 - Historical - Internet users and penetration rate - 1995 - 2009
Table 39 - Internet users and penetration rate - 2010 - 2017
Table 40 - Historical - Broadband fixed-line subscribers by technology - 2000 - 2009
Table 41 - Broadband fixed-line subscribers by technology - 2010 - 2016
Table 42 - Broadband subscription net additions per year - 2005 - 2015
Table 43 - Broadband sector revenue - 2014 - 2015
Table 44 - Fixed-line broadband penetration by service - 2007 - 2015
Table 45 - Proportion of fixed-broadband lines by speed - 2007 - 2015
Table 46 - Broadband subscribers by operator - 2012 - 2015
Table 47 - Broadband market share by operator - 2006 - 2015
Table 48 - Forecast broadband subscribers - 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 49 - Cable modem subscribers - 2000 - 2016
Table 50 - Telenet broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2016
Table 51 - Telenet financial data - 2005 - 2016
Table 52 - DSL subscribers - 2000 - 2015
Table 53 - Historical - Proximus DSL subscribers - 2000 - 2009
Table 54 - Proximus DSL subscribers - 2010 - 2016
Table 55 - Orange Belgium broadband subscribers - 2008 - 2016
Table 56 - Orange Belgium fixed broadband revenue - 2014 - 2016
Table 57 - Proximus wholesale broadband lines - 2010 - 2015
Table 58 - Analogue and digital TV subscribers - 2010 - 2015
Table 59 - Proportion of digital TV subscribers by platform - 2010 - 2015
Table 60 - Bundled services subscribers by type - 2007 - 2015
Table 61 - Proportion of bundled services subscribers by type - 2007 - 2015
Table 62 - Historic - Cable TV subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2009
Table 63 - Cable TV subscribers and penetration rate - 2010 - 2012; 2015 - 2016
Table 64 - Bundled services by type - 2007 - 2015
Table 65 - Proportion of bundled services by type - 2007 - 2015
Table 66 - Proximus TV households - 2006 - 2016
Table 67 - Proximus annualised IPTV ARPU, revenue - 2006 - 2016
Table 68 - Telenet cable TV subscribers by sector - 2005 - 2016
Table 69 - Telenet subscriber annualised monthly ARPU - 2005 - 2014
Table 70 - Telenet triple-play subscribers - 2002 - 2016
Table 71 - Telenet bundled services penetration - 2012 - 2016
Table 72 - Mobile service revenue - 2011 - 2015
Table 73 - Historical - Active mobile/SIM card subscribers and penetration - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2009
Table 74 - Active mobile/SIM card subscribers and teledensity - 2010 - 2016
Table 75 - Market share by operator - 2002 - 2015
Table 76 - Mobile ARPU - 2005 - 2015
Table 77 - Mobile voice traffic - 2005 - 2015
Table 78 - Average use of service per subscriber per month - 2010 - 2015
Table 79 - Mobile active prepaid and contract subscribers - 2011 - 2015
Table 80 - Data traffic on mile networks - 2012 - 2015
Table 81 - Proximus SMS messages (CBU) - 2008 - 2014
Table 82 - SMS traffic - 2001 - 2015
Table 83 - Mobile broadband subscribers by technology - 2008 - 2015
Table 84 - Mobile broadband penetration by technology - 2009 - 2015
Table 85 - Mobile subscribers - 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 86 - 800MHz auction results - 2013
Table 87 - 2.6GHz auction results - 2011
Table 88 - Spectrum assignment overview
Table 89 - European roaming charges - 2007 - 2016
Table 90 - European retail data roaming charges - 2012 - 2014
Table 91 - European wholesale voice and data roaming charges - 2012 - 2014
Table 92 - Proposed mobile termination tariffs - 2006 - 2013; 2015
Table 93 - Mobile termination revenue (historic) - 2007 - 2012
Table 94 - Annual mobile numbers ported (historic) - 2002 - 2012
Table 95 - M2M connections - 2011 - 2015
Table 96 - Orange Belgium M2M connections - 2009 - 2016
Table 97 - Orange Belgium M2M revenue - 2009 - 2012
Table 98 - Proximus revenue by sector (CBU) - 2007 - 2016
Table 99 - Proximus total subscribers - 2005 - 2016
Table 100 - Proximus CBU subscribers by type - 2007 - 2016
Table 101 - Proximus annualised ARPU (CBU) by sector - 2007 - 2016
Table 102 - Orange Belgium subscribers (Belgium) - 2007 - 2016
Table 103 - Orange Belgium financial data - 2013 - 2016
Table 104 - Orange Belgium mobile services revenue - 2005 - 2016
Table 105 - Orange Belgium annualised ARPU - 2005 - 2016
Table 106 - BASE mobile revenue - 2007 - 2015
Table 107 - BASE subscribers - 2004 - 2015
Table 108 - BASE annualised ARPU - 2005 - 2015
Table 109 - Telenet mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2016
Table 110 - MVNO subscribers and market share - 2006 - 2015
Table 111 - MVNO mobile voice traffic and market share (historic) - 2006 - 2012

Chart 1 - Fixed-line traffic by type - 2005 - 2015
Chart 2 - Proximus Group financial data - 2003 - 2016
Chart 3 - Proximus revenue by sector - 2004 - 2016
Chart 4 - Proximus revenue by operating division - 2007 - 2016
Chart 5 - Proximus fixed-line services revenue by sector (CBU) - 2007 - 2016
Chart 6 - Mobistar financial data - 2007 - 2016
Chart 7 - Telenet revenue by sector - 2004 - 2016
Chart 8 - Telenet subscribers by sector - 2006 - 2016
Chart 9 - Telenet financial data - 2005 - 2016
Chart 10 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2005 - 2016
Chart 11 - Internet users and penetration rate - 2005 - 2017
Chart 12 - Broadband subscribers by technology - 2005 - 2016
Chart 13 - Telenet financial data - 2005 - 2016
Chart 14 - Proximus annualised ARPU, revenue - 2006 - 2016
Chart 15 - Telenet cable TV subscribers by sector - 2007 - 2016
Chart 16 - Mobile service revenue - 2011 - 2015
Chart 17 - Mobile/SIM card subscribers and teledensity -2005 - 2016
Chart 18 - Market share by operator - 2002 - 2015
Chart 19 - Proximus CBU subscribers by type - 2007 - 2016
Chart 20 - Proximus annualised ARPU (CBU) by sector - 2007 - 2016
Chart 21 - BASE annualised ARPU - 2005 - 2015

Exhibit 1 - EU - The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
Exhibit 2 - Access and the local loop
Exhibit 3 - Number portability defined
Exhibit 4 - Key DSL service providers
Exhibit 5 - WiMAX spectrum licenses - 2001 - 2005

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • COLT Telecom
  • orange Belgium (Mobistar)
  • Proximus
  • Tele2 Belgium
  • Telenet
  • MORE

Belgium regulator to set aside spectrum for MNOs’ 5G trialsBelgium’s telecom market has long benefited from comprehensive DSL and cable networks, complemented by limited fibre deployments. Though relatively small, the market has attracted investment from some of the region’s major players, including Liberty Global and Orange Group.

There have been significant developments in the competitive landscape in recent years, fostered by regulatory measures which require cablecos to allow competitors access to their networks. This has enabled Orange Belgium to become a viable force in the market for bundled services offerings, hitherto dominated by Proximus. In addition, Telenet in early 2016 completed its acquisition of the mobile provider BASE from KPN. The deal propelled Telenet as the second largest telco in the country, a position bolstered by a strong presence in the TV and broadband sectors. In 2015 overall telecom revenue increased 2.4% year-on-year, a trend which can be anticipated for 2016 as consumer confidence in economic recovery is translated into greater adoption of mobile data and IP-delivered services.

Belgium’s mobile market is served by three main network operators and a growing number of MVNOs. All three MNOs (Proximus, Orange Belgium and BASE) have upgraded their networks with HSPA and LTE technologies. Mobile TV offerings are available but have yet to make an impression on consumers. While operator investment in LTE infrastructure has meant that there is almost universal population coverage, operators and the regulator are looking to the potential of 5G, with the regulator having worked with Ericsson to assess suitable spectrum for trialling 5G applications in anticipation of a commercial launch of services by about 2022.

Broadband penetration has made considerable progress in recent years, largely thanks to regulatory measures to promote wholesale and bitstream access. There is effective competition between the DSL and cable platforms, while government support has also encouraged investment in fibre networks in recent years. Telenet, supported by its parent Liberty Global, has invested in developing services based on the new DOCSIS3.1 standard, which is capable of providing data at 1Gb/s and higher, while the incumbent Proximus also has extensive fibre/VDSL and FttP deployments with which it has promoted a range of bundled services.

This report provides data and analyses on key aspects of the Belgian telecom market. It assesses the most recent statistics on fixed-network services and reviews key regulatory issues, noting the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. The report also profiles the mobile voice and data market, providing the latest statistics on the main players, as well as recent developments on HSPA and LTE rollouts as well as the future deployment of 5G. In addition the report assesses the fixed and wireless broadband markets, providing forecasts for selective years to 2021 and assessing developments in related technologies such as FWA, WLAN and Wi-Fi.

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- COLT Telecom
- Proximus
- Scarlet (formerly KPN Belgium)
- Tele2 Belgium
- Telenet
- orange Belgium (Mobistar)

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