Our history

Proximus boasts an impressive history of achievements which has shaped us into the leading digital telecommunication company in Belgium:

2021

Proximus

  1. We provided COVID vaccination centers with connectivity, IT support, as well as advanced IoT solutions to monitor the temperature of the vaccines.
  2. After the devasting floods in Wallonia we restored our network infrastructure as rapidly as possible.
  3. The Digital Inclusion Charter was signed by the members of DigitAll, the Belgian ecosystem for digital inclusion.
  4. Two joint ventures were launched to accelerate our fiber roll-out.
  5. Launch of the 5G innovation platform for businesses to test their 5G solutions.
  6. With more than 3 million connected objects in our network we strengthened our position as market leader in Internet of Things
  7. Acquisition of Mobile Vikings, reinforcing Proximus’ multi-brand strategy in the residential market.
  8. Banx, the digital app for sustainable banking, entered the Belgian market.
  9. Innovation in the field of eHealth with the teleconsultation app Doktr.
  10. Launch of the platform aug•e offering solutions in the field of smart buildings with partners BESIX  and i.Leco.
  11. Successful issuing of first € 750 million Green Bond.
  12. Acquisition of full ownership of BICS, securing the flexibility to execute the development and growth path of BICS and TeleSign.
  13. Progressing towards an agile operating model and embracing the hybrid way of working.
  14. New members of the Executive Committee: Antonietta Mastroianni, Chief Digital & IT Officer and Mark Reid, Chief Financial Officer.
  15. The exhibition "Art with a View: 25 years Proximus Art Collection".

BICS

  1. Secured partnerships with key digital players such as Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, adding to those already in place with Amazon Web Services and other Tier 1 digital disruptors in the APAC region.
  2. Launch of voice APIs, an important step in the provision of communications as service, enabling enterprises with secure and flexible software-based communications.
  3. World’s 1st 5G Standalone roaming trial with Proximus successfully concluded, showing roaming interoperability between different 5G providers. 
  4. Recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed IoT Connectivity Services Worldwide.
  5. Investments in 5G and private mobile network connectivity enablement through its SIM for Things solution allowing companies to easily deploy and manage connected applications for IoT transformation.

Telesign

  1. TeleSign announced its intent to go public at an Enterprise Value of $1.3 Billion via a business combination with North Atlantic Acquisition Corporation.
  2. Launch of Messaging API which allows for multiple messaging channels to be consumed by our customers with only one API integration.
  3. WhatsApp for Business and Viber messaging support added to Messaging API.
  4. Launch of an updated anti-fraud model of the Score product increasing accuracy of flagging fraud while reducing false positives.
  5. New executive leadership team and experienced regional leads in EMEA and APAC to fuel future growth and geo expansion.

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