Our colleagues from Belgium Mobile report that some BASE customers in Antwerp would have access to the 3G network from the operator before deploying the HSPA (3G) network in a few weeks.
Virtual operators (MVNO) participate in this test but not all will have access to the 3G network at first.
Meanwhile, Proximus has started building its LTE network (4G). These antennas should allow a downward speed of 300Mb / sec and a rising speed of 80Mb / sec (against 7.2Mb in downward speed and 2Mb / sec for upward speed on the 3G network).
Before this 4G network is ready, manufacturers must also start producing compatible telephones. Hopefully Apple will offer compatibility with LTE (4G) networks in the next iPhone update.
Proximus also took advantage of this day to launch new mobile internet plans. So from 9.99, you can get a package of 100Mb Internet On GSM (0.15 / Mb outside package). For 24.99, you can opt for the Internet On GSM package 500Mb (0.03 / Mb excluding package). Finally, for 34.99, the Internet On GSM subscription will allow you to surf with a quota of 2Gb (0.03 / Mb excluding package).
We discuss it on the forum.
(“Internet On GSM”On the Proximus website)
(Belgium Mobile: “Proximus begins building its 4G / LTE network” and “BASE 3G: Antwerp tests before the big leap”)