Belgium Market Snapshot

Proximus leads 4G speeds as Orange tops latency

Across Belgium, Proximus tops average download speeds on 4G, with an advantage of approximately 5.40 Mbps on second place BASE, as Orange leads 3G speeds and performs best for latency throughout the country.

Proximus tops download speeds on 4G

Averaging 28.13 Mbps across Belgium, Proximus lead our download speed tests between December and February. BASE ranked second with a gap of approximately 5.40 Mbps as Orange place third on 4G with a score of 17.25 Mbps. On 3G, Orange took the lead across the country, averaging 7.55 Mbps followed by Proximus and BASE respectively. These results followed a similar pattern in Antwerp, Hainaut and Brussels - where Proximus reached average download speeds on 4G of 31.01 Mbps.

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Proximus also leads 4G upload speeds

Looking at average download speed results for the last 3 months, Orange move ahead of BASE to rank second for 4G and 3G upload speeds as Proximus continue to lead overall. On 4G, Proximus averaged 12.76 Mbps across the country, which increased to 14.62 Mbps in Brussels and 13.94 Mbps in Antwerp. Despite leading 3G download speeds, Orange only managed second place for upload speeds, with a result of 2.82 Mbps compared with 3.07 Mbps for Proximus.

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Orange perform best for latency

Orange averaged a latency delay of 17.2 ms on 4G and 51.2 ms on 3G, putting it at the top of our rankings for operators in Belgium. Proximus sit just behind, averaging 20.3 ms and 51.4 ms respectively, closely followed by BASE at 22.4 ms for 4G and 58.2 ms for 3G across the country. Our results showed a similar pattern across individual regions in Belgium, including Hainaut, where Orange recorded a decrease in latency to 15.9 ms on 4G.  

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Our findings for Belgium are based on 5.82 billion network quality measurements including 1.3 million speed tests between December 2018 and February 2019. Our latest complimentary Mobile Experience Report is available to download from the Tutela Insights portal.

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