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Titles Details
Company name Proximus public limited company under Belgian Public Law
Registered office Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 27 B - 1030 Bruxelles
Phone + 32 2 202 41 11
VAT / Brussel Register of Legal Entities / Company number BE. 0202.239.951
IBAN BE50 0001 7100 3118
BIC BPOTBEB1
Share capital EUR 1 billion
Date of establishment and legal form Belgacom PLC was converted into a company limited by shares governed by public law under the Royal Decree of 16 December 1994, which was published in the Belgian Official Gazette (Moniteur Belge) on 22 December 1994 and entered into effect the same day. Belgacom PLC under Belgian Public Law was converted into Proximus PLC under Belgian Public Law under the Royal Decree of 7 May 2015, which was published in the Belgian Official Gazette (Moniteur Belge) on 18 May 2015 and entered into effect on 22 June 2015.
Regulation authority Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications

 

 

Our history

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1930

The RTT, Belgium's national telegraph and telephone company, is born and brings the telephone into the homes of a constantly growing portion of the Belgian population.

1992

The RTT is replaced by Belgacom PLC, an autonomous public-sector company.

1994

Belgacom PLC becomes a company limited by shares under public law.

Belgacom launches the Proximus mobile network which is soon after entrusted to a subsidiary, Belgacom Mobile. Belgacom remains 75% shareholder.

1996

The Belgian government sells 50% minus 1 share of Belgacom to the ADSB Telecommunications consortium. This consortium is composed of Ameritech (SBC), Tele Danmark and Singapore Telecom, plus 3 Belgian financial institutions: Sofina, Dexia and KBC.

1997

Creation of carrier & wholesale unit at Belgacom. Belgacom International Carrier Services (BICS) is born.

1998

The telecom market is fully liberalized on January 1st. Belgacom takes over Skynet, the first internet access provider in the Belgium and one of the largest web portals in the country.

Its Internet activities are integrated into the Belgacom brand which launches ADSL on the Belgian market.

2000

BICS opens offices in Asia Pacific, America and the Middle East.

2001

BICS launches its mobile offer.

2002

Proximus is Belgium's first mobile operator offering its customers Internet access via GPRS.

2003

Belgacom's new logo is born.

2004

Belgacom makes its stock market entry. This is one of the most important operations within the European telecom sector since the entry of Orange in February 2001.

Belgacom TV is tested in a few hundred homes.

2005

Belgacom and Swisscom Fixnet sign an agreement to merge their international carrier activities and thus consolidating their position on the international market.

Belgacom TV is launched on the Belgian market and Belgacom acquires the broadcasting rights to Belgian football for the next three seasons.

Proximus becomes the first mobile telephony operator in Belgium to offer 3G services to the general public.

2006

Belgacom acquires Telindus and strengthens its ICT offer and network integration services for the corporate and professional markets.

Belgacom acquires the remaining 25% stake in Proximus from Vodafone, enabling a full quadruple play offering.

2007

Belgacom launches its first bundled offers combining fixed/mobile telephony, ADSL and television.

2008

Belgacom launches the VDSL2 network which gives everyone access to unequalled Internet speeds.

Belgacom acquires Scarlet NV, enabling it to penetrate the low-cost market segment.

Belgacom acquires Mobile-for, a company which specializes in mobile payments for parking.

Belgacom acquires Tango from Tele2, the leading alternative operator active in Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.

2009

Belgacom launches PingPing, a brand keen to be the symbol of mobile payments.

2010

Belgacom Group completes the full integration of its subsidiaries Belgacom Mobile SA/Proximus, Telindus NV, Telindus Sourcing SA, the activities of Belgacom Skynet SA and the Belgian activities of Telindus Group NV into Belgacom SA to form one legal entity. The other subsidiaries remain separate legal entities.

Belgacom signs partnerships with Jinni, In3Depth, Blinkx and OnLive to further enhance its Belgacom TV entertainment platform.

Belgacom signs a partnership with FON, the largest Wi-Fi community in the world.

2011

Belgacom launches TV Everywhere allowing customers to watch Belgacom TV on any device (tv, pc, tablet, smartphone) via Wi-Fi and 3G.

Belgacom signs an exclusive partnership with Deezer, enhancing its content offer with music streaming. BICS signs a roaming hub-contract with MTN Group,  the largest mobile operator of Africa and the Middle East.

Telindus launches the brand Telindus Telecom with connectivity and datacenter offers for the corporate and professional market.

2012

Proximus launches the first 4G-network in Belgium and Tango in Luxembourg.

Belgacom reinvents its internet by launching Internet Everywhere, an integrated solution for at home and on the go.

The Belgacom Group acquires the chain of stores The Phone House

2013

Proximus launches new attractive mobile pricing plans on the basis of the customer's type of phone: Smart for customers with a smartphone, and Easy for customers with a traditional mobile phone.

Belgacom acquires highly valuable spectrum for the 800 MHz frequency band to further develop 4G leadership.

Belgacom launches Home&Care, security solutions allowing customers to remotely monitor their home through smartphone or tablet.

Scarlet launches TRIO, combining fix telephone, broadband internet and tv in a triple-play solution

2014

Belgacom launches Personal Cloud which allows customers to store their documents securely, with access to all their content via PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone or Proximus TV, and sharing options with family, friends and social media.

Belgacom launches TV Replay,  which allows customers to go back up to 36h on most watched linear TV channels.

Thanks to new partnerships such as Apple, and exclusive deals like for some Samsung devices, our customers have the possibility to choose the latest mobile device from a wide variety of brands.

Thanks to our partnership with Netflix, our customers can watch Netflix directly via Proximus TV.

We pioneered innovative 4G technology in Belgium, starting the roll-out at the Belgian coast and the main cities including Brussels.

Since September 2014, all fixed and mobile voice, internet, digital television and ICT services, are commercialized under one unique brand: Proximus .

2015

In April 2015, at the Annual Shareholders Meeting,  the shareholders of the company voted in favour of changing the company name from Belgacom to Proximus. This change has been effective as of 22 June.

Next to Proximus PLC under Belgian Public Law, the Proximus Group encompasses the affiliates Scarlet, Tango, BICS and Telindus International.

2016

In April 2016, Proximus creates a unique Smart Mobility company called Be-Mobile.

Proximus reinvents its commercial offer with the launch of the new all-in products Tuttimus for residential customers and Bizz All-in for small business customers.

Proximus also invests in Citie, a Smart Retail platform to support the local economy and bring traders, shoppers and local authorities closer together.

In December 2016, Proximus announces Fiber for Belgium, an investment plan of €3 billion over the next 10 years, to bring people & business at the speed of light.

On mobile, Proximus also launches HD voice calls on 3G and 4G and successfully tests the next generation mobile networks: 4.5G and 5G.

2017

Fiber roll-out in 7 cities.

Proximus is the first to launch 4.5G in Belgium.

Proximus and Vodafone extend their partnership agreement for Belgium and Luxembourg.

Proximus acquires Davinsi Labs, thereby strengthening its position on the growing cyber security market.

Belgian professional football is covered in its entirety on Proximus TV until 2020.

The "Access Bonding" solution of Tessares and Proximus offers faster Internet in rural and sparsely populated areas.

From 12 June, Proximus customers can surf, call and text within the European Union like they do at home, without any extra cost.

Proximus participates in Co.Station, thus boosting the digital ecosystem in Belgium.

Proximus extends its storage and distribution agreement with H. Essers until 2026.

Launch of the new MyProximus app. 

Proximus acquires Unbrace, an application development company.

BICS completes the acquisition of TeleSign, a "Communication Platform as a Service" company based in the US.

Coverage of the entire UEFA Champions League continues exclusively on Proximus TV until 2021.

Exclusive deal with Studio 100.

On 29 December, Proximus retires the telegram, after more than 150 years of good, reliable service.