Belgium to roll-out 5G

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Proximus, Telenet and Orange have submitted their requests to the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) for a provisional 5G license.

5G Delay

The auctioning of Belgium’s 5G spectrum has been delayed until now due to the fall of the Federal Government and it being unable to agree on the distribution of the money associated with the new frequencies for 5G technology.

In January this year BIPT suggested the allocation of temporary rights of use, in order to not delay the county’s 5G roll-out further.

Telecoms companies were invited to stand as candidates for the obtaining of these provisional 5G licenses before 28 February 2020 and Proximus, Telenet and Orange have confirmed their interest.

BIPT will now consider the three companies applications and decide on licenses.


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