The Belgian KPN subsidiary Base provides customers with an iPhone from early May access to its 4G network. Until now, that could not, because Apple had a deal with Mobistar. The Belgian Government also undertook Apple to allow. IPhones on other 4G networks
The iPhone 5s, 5c and 5 are all compatible with the 4G network base in Belgium, but users can not by default, because Apple is blocking. In response, made the government passed a law to require to work with all available networks. their handsets makers of 4G devices Customers with an iPhone gain from May 2 4g on their device at Base, writes Datanews.be. When that happens at Proximus, is not yet known.
Base customers gain access because the KPN subsidiary a “partner” Apple is and from that date yourself going to sell iPhones. Base said to have come, because KPN partner of Apple to an agreement. Thanks to the deal also customers of Mobile Vikings can with an iPhone 4g from that date.
In the Netherlands, this problem does not arise, because Apple has agreements with all Dutch providers and thus works on all iPhone 4G networks. The iPhone 5 does not work on the 800MHz band, so users do not have 4G coverage in large parts of the Netherlands. Apple released the iPhone 5 in September 2012, while the iPhone 5s and 5c came on the market in October last year. The iPad models with 4g would be subject to the new Belgian rules.