Belgian mobile internet user consumed 289MB per month

Jun

17

2016

Belgian mobile online users consume an average of 289MB per month. According to figures from the BIPT, the institute for telecommunications. The use of mobile data increased by 85 percent, the BIPT claims last year.

With 289MB consumption is much lower than in the Netherlands, where the average user is almost the limit of 1GB reached . The large increase in Belgians is mainly because VoIP applications BIPT claims. This presumably refers to WhatsApp calling, a feature that was released in March last year. There were government-supported discounts to promote the use of mobile Internet. The number of SIM cards with mobile Internet increased in 2015 by 16 percent to 7.45 million, says the BIPT. This is a greater increase than in previous years, when growth seems to be leveling off.

What may also be a factor, the range is. The Belgian service providers now have a coverage approaching 100 percent, reports news agency Belga in a message on Datanews. Cover 4g remains a bit behind. Proximus offers a coverage of 96.8 per cent of the Belgian territory, Orange 89.6 percent and 63.8 percent Base. At 2g is 99.9, 99.2 and 99.0 percent.

There are now a total of 4.1 million broadband lines. That’s 2.7 percent more than at the end of 2014. About 80 percent have a maximum speed of 30Mbit / s or higher, while 29 percent 100Mbit / s or higher. That’s a doubling in a year. The number of TV connections amounted to nearly 4.5 million. It has yet to see a slight increase. Especially rising digital TV, but the share of analogue TV is just a lot lower.

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