Belgium


Digi sees solid growth at home and abroad

Romanian service provider Digi/RCS&RDS grew its domestic pay TV and broadband base at a respectable rate in the year to June, but its strongest growth surge came from new market Spain, where it operates mobile services in competition with local players. Digi had 5.27 million pay TV customers in Romania at the end of June, […]

Fries: no plan to replicate Telenet/Fluvius model in the Netherlands

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet’s plan to split off its infrastructure into a new joint venture with utility group Fluvius does not offer a template for a similar move in neighbouring the Netherlands, according to Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty Global posted less-than-stellar Q2 results at the end of […]

Telenet foregrounds fixed-mobile convergence but struggles to attract new subs

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet saw continued benefits from its move to foreground fixed-mobile convergence take up in the second quarter but struggled to attract new subscribers, with only 300 net new broadband subs and 8,100 new post-paid mobile customers. The group added 16,500 customers to its ONE(up) fixed-mobile convergence bundles. The company posted […]

Telenet downgraded by Jefferies on Fluvius deal

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet faces a series of challenges that make a less attractive investment for now, according to a note by analysts at Jefferies, who downgraded the operator to hold. Reflecting on Telenet’s announcement last week that it would fold its fibre infrastructure into a new JV with electricity and gas utility […]

Telenet to combine network with Fluvius and migrate to FTTH

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has struck a binding agreement with utility provider and network operator Fluvius that will ultimately see Telenet evolve its HFC cable network infrastructure in a combined footprint to fibre-to-the-home technology. Fluvius operates electricity and gas utilities across Flanders and also provides TV and broadband services in around 100 municipalities. […]

Digi to enter Belgian market with plan for fourth 5G operator

Romania-based multi-play service provider Digi is expanding its international presence further with a new mobile joint venture in Belgium. Digi, which has established itself as a price-competitive disruptor in Spain and Italy, has, through its RCS&RDS Romanian cable subsidiary, teamed up with business-to-business telecom player Citymesh, owned by IT group Cegeka, to win mobile spectrum […]

Proximus hails growth in converged base

Belgian service provider Proximus saw its TV subscriber base rise by 11,000 in the three months to March, alongside a rise of 15,000 in its broadband numbers and 38,000 in its postpaid mobile base. The company said that it continued to make progress with convergence and higher-value offers. The converged base grew by 15,000 to […]

Telenet sees FMC base rise amid slower new broadband and mobile sub growth

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet saw its fixed-mobile convergence base rise significantly in the first quarter but experienced slower growth in broadband internet and mobile postpaid services. The company saw take up of its ONE(Up) FMC bundles grow by 22,700. However broadband subs rise by only 2,900 over the period. Post-paid mobile customers grew […]

RTL completes sale of Belgian unit

RTL Group has closed the sale of Belgian unit RTL Belgium to the local media companies DPG Media and Groupe Rossel. RTL said the sale is in line with the group’s strategy to drive consolidation in the European TV industry to build national cross-media champions. The transaction was approved by the Belgian competition authority on […]

Telenet strikes deal to sell cellular towers infrastructure

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has struck a binding agreement to sell its mobile towers infrastructure to investment outfit DigitalBridge for €745 million. Telenet will sell 100% of the shares in a newly incorporated direct subsidiary of Telenet Group Holding NV, TowerCo, which will hold all of Telenet’s passive infrastructure and tower assets. Telenet […]

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