Live better and work smarter with a faster network
Fiber is the technology of the future. Fiber cables transmit data over long distances at the speed of light, offering many advantages for consumers. To ensure the best possible performance, we continue the installation of Fiber to the heart of your home or business.
Why choose Fiber?
Enjoy speeds of up to 1 Gbps in download (with the 10Gbps technology offering download speeds of up to 8.5 Gbps coming soon) and up to 100 Mbps in upload with Flex Fiber Premium. For more details on how we are constantly innovating to increase speeds even further, read our press release.
Fiber has an ultra-low latency, ensuring a reliability that is crucial for applications requiring an immediate response.
With Fiber there is no delay or loss of quality, virtually unlimited capacity and very large bandwidths, ideal for streaming videos and playing games.
Fiber provides a secure, stable, and reliable customer experience for families and businesses, today and tomorrow.
Fiber is the most environmentally friendly internet connection on the market, generating up to 12 times less than your current copper cable. Plus, fiber has a tiny ecological footprint compared to copper (used for your current connection) - 1,000kg of emissions for 2kg of copper compared to just 0.06kg of emissions for fiber.
Outphasing our copper network also means that we use this valuable resource less for our network. The copper we recover is sold for reuse. In 2022, we managed to recover a total of 574 tons of copper cable.
The fiber we use can be entirely produced in Europe and consists of glass made from silicon dioxide, the most abundant element on Earth after oxygen. This resource is found in sand, clay, rocks and even water.
The fiber rollout also frees up space in our street cabinets. It allows us to convert them into charging points for electric vehicles. After a successful pilot in Mechelen, we continued the project in Oudenaarde in 2022 and we are investigating further opportunities.
Benefits for businesses
Become more competitive, agile, and innovative with digitalisation.
Fiber allows businesses to exploit the possibilities of digitalisation, offering ultra-fast technology that is future-proof, reliable, and scalable. The large bandwidth supports advanced technological developments in artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and augmented and virtual reality.
Volvo Cars Ghent optimises its production process with Fiber
Volvo Cars Ghent consists of a large main factory with a Fiber connection to five nearby warehouses and annexes. With Fiber, deliveries are smoother and more accurate as the manufacturing systems are in constant contact with the warehouse and can signal which parts are needed and when.
Benefits for households
Do more online with Fiber
Our Fiber network allows all family members to (home) work, surf, stream videos, and play online simultaneously. It provides households with a secure, stable, and reliable online experience, with no delay or loss of quality, virtually unlimited capacity, and very large bandwidths.
Benefits for cities
Making your city smarter with the Fiber roll-out
Fiber offers cities access to the most advanced digital services, such as smart cities. The roll-out of Fiber with the connection of thousands of sensors and devices improves mobility, public safety and air quality, and can benefit growth and employment in the city. Fiber networks will become an essential part of urban infrastructures, just like water and electricity.
Paving the way for accelerated Fiber roll-out
We are on track with our deployment ambitions. We increase our installation speed and expand our fiber network to medium dense populated areas.
Outphasing our copper network
When fiber is available in their city, customers are informed and can migrate to the new network technology. In 2022, the first decommissioning of a full copper neighborhood has enabled us to industrialize the process, gather best practices, and set a standard for future decommissioning.
Furthermore, deactivating our copper network allows for operational and energy savings and simpler infrastructure management. The residents in the areas where fiber is rolled out are being informed by means of mailings and local information sessions, thanks to the mobile information point that regularly drives around in the areas, or via our website www.proximus.be , on which specific information on the progress of the works can be found.
Boosting VDSL infrastructure
The fiber roll-out is our number one priority. Still, not all consumers will have direct access to fiber. It is important that they too can benefit from high-speed internet. That is why we are also improving our existing infrastructure for broadband access using copper.
By developing and implementing its 2MX6 or ultra-vectoring technology on the copper network, engineers at Nokia and Proximus launched a global first in May 2021. This innovation allows twice as many customers to be serviced using a single street cabinet, while doubling the speed of broadband internet and reducing energy consumption.