Orange Belgium

Orange Belgie Logo

Country

Company Name

Orange Belgium S.A.

Ownership Type

Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

10

3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

Orange Belgium is one of three mobile networks operating in Belgium. France Télécom launched the company in 1996 under the name of Mobistar. The company re-branded as Orange Belgium in May 2016 following parent company France Télécom's rebranding to Orange S.A.

The company operates a 2G GSM network on 900 and 1800 MHz, and provides 3G services over B1 (2100 MHz) since August 2006. 3G services were upgraded in May 2008 with the launch of B8 (900 MHz), and again in June 2013 with the activation of DC-HSPA+.

In 2011 the Belgian telecommunications regulator approved the use of both 1800 MHz for LTE services, Orange began deploying a B3 (1800 MHz) LTE network shortly after. The network was commercially launched in November 2013.

In November 2013 the Belgian telecommunications regulator auctioned off the 800 MHz spectrum with Orange securing a 10 MHz block over which it deployed B20 (800 MHz) LTE. Orange Belgium began LTE-A (marketed as 4G+) trials in 2014 leading to a launch in May 2015 which saw data rates of up to 213 Mbps over B3 (1800 MHz) and B20 (800 MHz) carrier aggregation. In mid-2016 the company activated its B7 (2600 MHz) LTE network to provide additional capacity. VoLTE and ViLTE were implemented June 2018.

Orange Belgium IoT

Orange upgraded their LTE network to support NB-IoT and eMTC networks to support the growing demand for LPWA IoT. The company reached 100% national coverage in December 2017.

Orange Belgium 5G

Orange has teamed up with technology partner Nokia to present 5G use cases for Belgium. The company commenced its network rollout in 2019, but due to national spectrum auction delays does not expect the network to launch before 2020. In September 2018 Orange Belgium conducted testing of 3.5 GHz 5G, achieving 6 Gbps peak downlink data rates.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2006-08 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2013-11]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
20 MHz Active
20 MHz Active
10 MHz Active
5G NR Network Information

Details on 5G NR network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Type Status Trialling
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
NR BandChannel WidthStatus
No Data Trialling
IoT Network - NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1)
Technology Status Active
Band Launch Date
IoT Network - eMTC (LTE Cat-M1)
Technology Status Active
Band Launch Date

Stock Information

Market

Reuters Symbol

OBEL.BR

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