Building the best gigabit network for Belgium

Being connected is an integral part of our daily lives at home, at work, and on the go. Our ambition is to provide flawless connectivity, available for all, by building the best open gigabit network for Belgium, through a strong acceleration of our Fiber and 5G roll-out.

Our network ambition

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95% or 5.9 million gigabit homes and businesses enabled by 2032.
We have the ambition of achieving a 50% fiber coverage of Belgium, equal to more than 3 million homes and businesses, by the end of 2025. Ultimately, we strive toward a 95% coverage, or around 6 million homes and businesses. To achieve this ambition and at the same time enable the efficient rollout of fiber in Belgium, we firmly believe in new types of fiber partnerships. An initiative supported by the telecom regulator BIPT.

Undisputed mobile leadership with 5G.
We were the first operator to launch public 5G in Belgium. In terms of 5G, Proximus has the ambition to cover all major Belgian cities by the end of 2024, and to cover 100% of the country in the 2025-2026 timeframe.
Open networks to grow wholesale revenues.
We foster a level playing field for competitors, as our gigabit network is a fully open-access platform, on which all other service providers are welcome to offer their own services to their end customers.
"By 2032, we will have connected 95% of Belgian homes and businesses to Fiber."Guillaume GuevarDirector Fiber Program

Gigabit network investments benefit the whole of Belgian society

Why is the roll-out of fiber and 5G in Belgium important? First of all, it is a real catalyst for the economy. It encourages innovation, boosts competitiveness, enables new business models, stimulates job creation, and supports the digital transformation of the Belgian education system. This eventually translates into Belgium’s improved Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) score, a monitoring index created by the European Commission to track the digital progress of member states.

Yet digitalization also has a downside. Without a fast connection, people can find themselves excluded from government services, job interviews, school registrations, banking services, and more. Connectivity for all consumers, businesses of all sizes, public services and cities, wherever they may be, is therefore a priority for Proximus. This is why we make significant investments to improve connectivity in areas in Belgium where people lack access to a high-performance Internet connection, with such ‘white zones’ being primarily located in rural areas in Wallonia.

Lastly, gigabit networks are part of our plan to reduce our CO2 footprint.

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