New Belgian legislation to make Proximus privatisation possible

The Belgian government is working to amend laws to make it possible to sell its stake in Proximus, the country’s largest operator, which could yield €6 billion, although the state may maintain a minimum interest, according to reports. Currently, the …

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Mobile-only ops feel the heat from quadplay services: Belgacom CEO

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Mobile-only operators are under pressure to jump on the quadplay bandwagon, Belgacom CEO Dominique Leroy told Mobile World Live, as she explained why the Belgian incumbent chose to integrate its fixed and mobile services under the Proximus brand. “As …

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Interview: Belgacom CEO

Dominique Leroy tells Mobile World Live of the rationale behind the company’s decision to integrate its fixed and mobile services under the Proximus brand, as well as the challenges involved in the industry’s trend towards offering quadplay services.

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Industry downplays Regin after Belgacom hack

News of an extremely advanced malware attack on Belgacom, members of the European Union and a well-known Belgian cryptographer, has been downplayed by stakeholders in the information security (infosec) industry.

Belgacom launches consumer cloud service

Belgian incumbent operator Belgacom has launched a cloud storage service for its fixed internet customers, offering 10GB of storage for free, 30GB for a monthly fee of €2.95 and 200GB for €9.95/month. The Belgacom Cloud service will also enable users to access stored files across the operator’s pay TV system, Belgacom TV.

Cloud Team Alliance extends EU footprint with PT, KPN

The Cloud Team Alliance, a partnership inked between Belgian telco Belgacom and Numergy, a French cloud computing specialist, announced this week that the group has extended its alliance to include two other European operators, Portugal Telecom and KPN.

JDSU wins optimisation deal with Belgacom

Network optimisation specialist JDSU has won a deal with Belgian incumbent Belgacom that will see the operator deploy JDSU’s ariesoGEO location-enabled optimisation solution in its 2G, 3G and LTE networks. The product uses data from a range of user-focused network events cross-referenced with the event location to build a geographical picture of real-time network performance.

Belgacom to brand all domestic Belgian services as Proximus

Belgian operator Belgacom has chosen to drop the Belgacom brand name for the services it offers in the country, choosing instead to brand all mobile, fixed and IT services under the Proximus brand. The change will come into effect at the end of 2014.

Belgacom activates VDSL2 vectoring network

Belgian operator Belgacom has activated a nationwide VDSL2 vectoring network which it says will deliver vastly faster fixed broadband speeds to subscribers. The operator teamed up with network infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent in an effort to extend the capabilities of DSL technology.