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Belgium - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

  • ID: 4623159
  • Report
  • Region: Belgium
  • 103 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
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Belgium Government Preps Conditions for a Fourth Mobile Player in 2019

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASE
  • COLT
  • Interkabel
  • Lycamobile Belgium
  • Orange Belgium (Mobistar)
  • Proximus (Belgacom)
  • MORE

This report provides a comprehensive overview of trends and developments in Belgium’s telecommunications market. The report analyses the fixed-line, mobile and broadband 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, MoU;
  • Mobile Voice and Data Markets;
  • Broadband (FttP, DSL, cable, wireless);
  • Mobile subscribers and ARPU;
  • Broadband market forecasts;
  • Government policies affecting the telecoms industry;
  • Market liberalisation and industry issues;
  • Telecoms operators - privatisation, IPOs, acquisitions, new licences; Mobile technologies (GSM; 3G, HSPA, LTE, 5G).

Belgium’s telecom market is relatively small but 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. In mid-2018 the regulator imposed amended conditions on market players aimed at encouraging investment in underserved areas and securing wholesale access to copper and fibre infrastructure.

The mobile market is served by the three network operators Proximus, Orange Belgium and BASE/Telenet and by a number of MVNOs. Mobile networks have been upgraded with LTE technology to support growing mobile data use among subscribers, while Proximus and Telenet have also initiated trials to develop services based on 5G. Commercial 5G services are expected soon after the auction of 3.5GHz spectrum in early 2019.

The mobile market continues to be transformed, particularly with MVNOs shifting between networks. The government is keen to set the framework which could enable a new player to enter the market in 2019. Existing operators are opposed to such a move, citing harsh competitive conditions and pressure on both revenue and investment in the sector. A characteristic of the market is customer preference for quad-play services, and to this end, MNOs are strengthening their fixed-line offerings. In this landscape the mobile-only provides will struggle to gain customers in the coming years.

In the broadband sector, there is effective competition between the DSL and cable platforms, while in recent years government support has also encouraged investment in fibre networks. 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. The company expected that all of its nodes would be upgraded to provide a gigabit service by mid-2019. Proximus has also embarked on a €3 billion ‘Fibre for Belgium’ which will see about 85% of businesses and 50% or residential premises served with FttH or FttB/VDSL by 2027.

This report provides data and analysis on key aspects of the Belgian telecom market. It assesses the latest statistics on fixed-network services and reviews key regulatory issues, noting the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection. The telecom infrastructure and major fixed-network operators are also profiled. The report also analyses the fixed and wireless broadband markets, providing broadband forecasts and assessing developments in related technologies such as FWA, WLAN and Wi-Fi, In addition, the report the mobile market, providing statistics on the main players and regulatory measures as well as recent developments on LTE rollouts and investment in 5G.

Key Developments:

  • Government aiming to set up a fourth mobile operator in early 2019;
  • Lycamobile Belgium switches host network from Orange Belgium to BASE;
  • Proximus and Orange Belgium progress with 5G trials;
  • Regulator issues Strategic Plan covering 2017-19, undergoes structural changes to meet strategic vision;
  • Proximus engaged in €3 billion ‘Fibre for Belgium’ investment program to 2027;
  • Regulator approves amended wholesale access conditions;
  • Networks on track to reach national 30Mb/s connectivity by 2020;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data update for 2017, regulator’s 2017 annual report, telcos’ financial and operating data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • BASE
  • COLT
  • Interkabel
  • Lycamobile Belgium
  • Orange Belgium (Mobistar)
  • Proximus (Belgacom)
  • 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 Regulatory authority
3.3 Government policies
3.4 Interconnect
3.5 Access
3.6 Cable network access
3.7 Number Portability (NP)
3.8 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
3.9 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)

4. Fixed network operators
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Proximus
4.3 COLT Telecom
4.4 Orange Belgium
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
5.5 Smart meters

6. Broadband market
6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
6.1.1 Market analysis
6.1.2 Broadband statistics
6.1.3 Market share
6.1.4 Forecasts - broadband subscribers - 2019; 2021; 2023
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 Digital Metropolis Antwerp
6.4.4 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. Mobile communications
7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Mobile statistics
7.2.1 General statistics
7.3 Forecasts - mobile subscribers - 2019; 2021; 2023
7.4 Mobile infrastructure
7.4.1 5G
7.4.2 4G (LTE)
7.4.3 3G
7.4.4 GSM
7.5 Internet of Things (IoT)
7.5.1 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
7.6 Mobile data
7.6.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
7.6.2 SMS over fixed networks
7.6.3 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
7.7 Mobile broadband
7.8 Regulatory issues
7.8.1 Spectrum
7.8.2 Roaming
7.8.3 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
7.8.4 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
7.9 Major mobile operators
7.9.1 Proximus
7.9.2 Orange Belgium (Mobistar)
7.9.3 BASE (Telenet)
7.9.4 Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
7.10 Mobile content and applications
7.10.1 Location-based services
7.10.2 Mobile TV

List of Tables
Table 1 - Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Belgium - 2018 (e)
Table 2 - Telecom market investment: fixed and mobile by sector - 2006 - 2010; 2014 - 16
Table 3 - Total telecom market investment - 2012 - 2017
Table 4 - Telecom market investment: network and licenses - 2011 - 2017
Table 5 - Telecom investment as a proportion of revenue - 2011 - 2017
Table 6 - Telecom market investment by operator (regulator data) - 2007 - 2013
Table 7 - Retail telecom revenue by sector - 2012 - 2017
Table 8 - Wholesale telecom revenue by sector - 2012 - 2017
Table 9 - Total telecom revenue by sector - 2011 - 2017
Table 10 - Fixed voice ARPU - 2008 - 2015
Table 11 - Unbundled loops and access lines (historic) - 2004 - 2009
Table 12 - Fixed numbers ported - 2000 - 2017
Table 13 - Carrier preselect numbers and annual change - 2000 - 2017
Table 14 - Proximus share of fixed-line traffic by type - 2006 - 2012
Table 15 - Fixed-line telephony revenue - 2002 - 2017
Table 16 - Average price for fixed-line call - 2007 - 2013
Table 17 - Fixed-line and mobile traffic volume - 2008 - 2017
Table 18 - Fixed-line traffic by type - 2005 - 2017
Table 19 - Proximus (CBU) access channels - 2007 - 2018
Table 20 - Proximus Group financial data - 2003 - 2018
Table 21 - Proximus revenue by sector - 2004 - 2018
Table 22 - Proximus revenue by operating division - 2007 - 2018
Table 23 - Proximus fixed-line services revenue by sector (CBU) - 2007 - 2018
Table 24 - Proximus monthly ARPU by sector (CBU) - 2005 - 2018
Table 25 - Orange Belgium financial data - 2013 - 2018
Table 26 - Orange Belgium service revenue by sector - 2007 - 2016
Table 27 - Orange Belgium retail service revenue by sector (new style) - 2016 - 2018
Table 28 - Orange Belgium subscribers by sector - 2008 - 2018
Table 29 - Telenet revenue by sector - 2004 - 2018
Table 30 - Telenet subscribers by sector - 2006 - 2018
Table 31 - Telenet financial data - 2005 - 2018
Table 32 - Telenet subscriber monthly ARPU (historic) - 2005 - 2014
Table 33 - Historical - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995; 1997; 1999 - 2009
Table 34 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2010 - 2018
Table 35 - Fixed lines by type - 2006 - 2017
Table 36 - Historical - Internet users and penetration rate - 1995 - 2009
Table 37 - Internet users and penetration rate - 2010 - 2018
Table 38 - Historical - Broadband fixed-line subscribers by technology - 2000 - 2009
Table 39 - Broadband fixed-line subscribers by technology - 2010 - 2018
Table 40 - Broadband subscription net additions per year - 2005 - 2017
Table 41 - Residential broadband revenue - 2014 - 2017
Table 42 - Residential broadband ARPU - 2013 - 2017
Table 43 - Fixed-line broadband penetration by service - 2007 - 2017
Table 44 - Proportion of fixed-broadband lines by speed - 2010 - 2017
Table 45 - Fixed-broadband lines by speed - 2012 - 2017
Table 46 - Broadband subscribers by operator - 2012 - 2015
Table 47 - Broadband market share by operator - 2006 - 2015
Table 48 - Forecast broadband subscribers - 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 49 - Cable modem subscribers - 2000 - 2018
Table 50 - Telenet broadband subscribers - 2006 - 2018
Table 51 - DSL subscribers - 2000 - 2018
Table 52 - Historical - Proximus fixed broadband subscribers - 2000 - 2009
Table 53 - Proximus fixed broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2018
Table 54 - Orange Belgium broadband subscribers - 2008 - 2018
Table 55 - Orange Belgium TV subscribers - 2016 - 2018
Table 56 - VDSL subscribers - 2012 - 2017
Table 57 - FttP/B subscribers - 2012 - 2017
Table 58 - Proximus wholesale broadband lines - 2010 - 2016
Table 59 - Mobile revenue - 2012 - 2017
Table 60 - Historical - Active mobile/SIM card subscribers and penetration - 1999 - 2009
Table 61 - Active mobile/SIM card subscribers and teledensity - 2010 - 2018
Table 62 - Market share by operator - 2002 - 2017
Table 63 - Mobile ARPU - 2011 - 2017
Table 64 - Mobile voice traffic - 2005 - 2017
Table 65 - Average use of service per subscriber per month - 2010 - 2017
Table 66 - Mobile prepaid and contract subscribers (residential, MNOs) - 2012 - 2017
Table 67 - Forecast - Mobile subscribers - 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 68 - LTE subscribers with data - 2013 - 2017
Table 69 - 3G subscribers with data - 2013 - 2017
Table 70 - M2M connections - 2011 - 2017
Table 71 - M2M revenue - 2014 - 2017
Table 72 - Orange Belgium M2M connections - 2009 - 2018
Table 73 - Data traffic on mile networks - 2012 - 2017
Table 74 - Average data traffic per subscribers per month - 2013 - 2017
Table 75 - Proximus mobile data traffic - 2015 - 2017
Table 76 - Proximus average mobile data traffic - 2016 - 2018
Table 77 - Proximus SMS messages (CBU) - 2008 - 2014
Table 78 - SMS traffic - 2001 - 2017
Table 79 - Mobile broadband subscribers by technology - 2008 - 2018
Table 80 - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2008 - 2018
Table 81 - 800MHz auction results - 2013
Table 82 - 2.6GHz auction results - 2011
Table 83 - Spectrum assignment overview
Table 84 - Mobile roaming voice traffic - 2015 - 2017
Table 85 - European roaming charges - 2007 - 2016
Table 86 - European roaming charges - 2014 - 2017
Table 87 - Mobile termination tariffs - 2006 - 2013; 2015
Table 88 - Mobile termination voice revenue - 2007 - 2017
Table 89 - Annual mobile numbers ported - 2002 - 2017
Table 90 - Proximus mobile revenue by sector (CBU) - 2007 - 2018
Table 91 - Proximus mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2018
Table 92 - Proximus CBU subscribers by type - 2007 - 2018
Table 93 - Proximus annualised ARPU (CBU) by sector - 2007 - 2018
Table 94 - Orange Belgium subscribers (Belgium) - 2007 - 2018
Table 95 - Orange Belgium MVNOs subscribers (Belgium) - 2014 - 2018
Table 96 - Orange Belgium financial data - 2013 - 2018
Table 97 - Orange Belgium mobile services revenue - 2005 - 2018
Table 98 - Orange Belgium annualised ARPU - 2005 - 2016
Table 99 - Orange Belgium annualised ARPO - 2017 - 2018
Table 100 - BASE mobile revenue - 2007 - 2018
Table 101 - BASE subscribers (historic) - 2004 - 2015
Table 102 - Telenet mobile subscribers - 2006 - 2018
Table 103 - BASE annualised ARPU - 2005 - 2015
Table 104 - MVNO revenue - 2012 - 2017
Table 105 - MVNO subscribers and market share - 2006 - 2017
Table 106 - MVNO mobile voice traffic and market share - 2006 - 2017

List of Charts
Chart 1 - Total telecom revenue by sector - 2011 - 2017
Chart 2 - Fixed-line traffic by type - 2005 - 2017
Chart 3 - Proximus Group financial data - 2003 - 2018
Chart 4 - Proximus revenue by sector - 2004 - 2018
Chart 5 - Proximus revenue by operating division - 2007 - 2018
Chart 6 - Proximus fixed-line services revenue by sector (CBU) - 2007 - 2018
Chart 7 - Telenet revenue by sector - 2004 - 2018
Chart 8 - Telenet subscribers by sector - 2006 - 2018
Chart 9 - Telenet financial data - 2005 - 2018
Chart 10 - Fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2005 - 2018
Chart 11 - Fixed lines by type - 2006 - 2017
Chart 12 - Internet users and penetration rate - 2005 - 2018
Chart 13 - Broadband subscribers by technology - 2005 - 2018
Chart 14 - Proportion of fixed-broadband lines by speed - 2010 - 2017
Chart 15 - Mobile revenue - 2012 - 2017
Chart 16 - Mobile/SIM card subscribers and teledensity -2005 - 2018
Chart 17 - Market share by operator - 2002 - 2017
Chart 18 - Active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration - 2008 - 2018
Chart 19 - Proximus CBU subscribers by type - 2007 - 2018
Chart 20 - Proximus annualised ARPU (CBU) by sector - 2007 - 2018
Chart 21 - BASE annualised ARPU - 2005 - 2015

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 - Access and the local loop
Exhibit 2 - Number portability defined
Exhibit 3 - Main DSL service providers
Exhibit 4 - WiMAX spectrum licenses - 2001 - 2005
Exhibit 5 - Key global developments towards 5G standardisation
Exhibit 6 - 5G spectrum, speed and devices

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  • BASE
  • COLT
  • Interkabel
  • Lycamobile Belgium
  • Orange Belgium (Mobistar)
  • Proximus (Belgacom)
  • Scarlet
  • Tele2
  • Telenet
  • Versatel
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