Future-proof digital infrastructure
Innovation and sustainable infrastructure
Being connected is part of everyone’s and every company’s daily life. At home, at work and on the go. Our aim is to ensure that people and companies have access to highquality fixed and mobile networks, so they can seize the opportunities of the digital world. With around EUR 1 billion investment per year, Proximus is Belgium’s biggest investor in a future-proof digital infrastructure. KPIs 4G indoor coverage1 4G outdoor coverage³ Fixed Internet speed 70Mbps and above Average VDSL2 speed Vectoring coverage
99.6 % 2 100% 2
99.6% 2 100% 2
79.2 Mbps 90.1%
75.8 Mbps 88.6%
Fiber for Belgium Data traffic and digital services are growing exponentially, mainly due to the increased volume used by videos, cloud apps and the Internet of Things. With Fiber for Belgium, a multi-billion EUR investment plan, Proximus prepares its infrastructure for the customers’ future needs by rolling out fiber to most businesses and city centers in Belgium.
Fiber enables low-latency and stable high-speed connectivity, today reaching up to 1 Gbps upload and download speeds, and soon up to 10 Gbps. Our Fiber for Belgium roll-out is one of our key investments towards a digital economy and society. Our commercial offer provides a download speed of up to 220 Mbps to our customers, which can be boosted to 400 Mbps.
Fiber for cities Fiber offers cities access to the most advanced digital services to enable their transformation into Smart Cities. Smart solutions can be developed by equipping fiber with thousands of sensors and devices thus improving mobility, public safety and air quality, and can drive growth and employment in the city. In the future, fiber will become an essential part of every city’s infrastructure just like the water supply and electricity network. In 2019 we increased our fiber roll-out rhythm, thanks to boosted industrialization efforts. The rollout of this new technology is ongoing in 13 Belgian cities: Aalst, Antwerp, Brussels, Charleroi, Ghent, Hasselt, Knokke-Heist, Kortrijk, Leuven, Liège, Namur, Roeselare and Vilvoorde. (4 new cities in 2019).
Fiber for businesses Fiber allows companies to exploit all the possibilities of the digital economy. It offers the most future-proof, reliable and scalable technology to stay competitive, agile and innovative. Its high speed facilitates the adoption of new ways of working and technologies such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, connected objects or virtual reality.
1 The indoor coverage refers to the coverage of 4G inside of buildings. 2 Results are based on BIPT/IPBT public figures in Q4 and represent the coverage percentage based on a simulation provided by the operators calibrated on basis of BIPT-drive-tests . 3 The outdoor coverage refers to the coverage of 4G outside of buildings.
Proximus Group I Annual report 2019
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