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Belgen verbruiken voor 46 miljoen aan Video on Demand

Bijna 30% van alle Belgische digitale tv-klanten gebruikt video-op-aanvraag (VoD). Gemiddeld spendeert elk gezin per jaar 10 euro. Dat meldt Astel.

Volgens Astel laten meer en meer Belgen zich verleiden tot VoD-diensten. De Belgen zouden in 2010 45,8 miljoen euro verbruikt hebben aan VoD. Dat is een stijging van 30% in vergelijking met het jaar daarvoor. Dat maakt van ons de op één na zwaarste VoD-gebruikers van Europa (Portugal staat op nummer 1).

Belgacom was de eerste in 2005 en sindsdien is de catalogus gegroeid tot 1.500 films. Minstens een derde van alle Belgacom TV-klanten zou maandelijks minstens één keer VoD gebruiken. Bij de Waalse kabelaar VOO daarentegen kwam VoD heel wat later, in 2009. De helft van alle VOOcorder-abonnees zou maandelijks een betalende bestelling maken.

Mobistar kwam heel recent pas met VoD op de markt. Volgens Astel zal ook Billi, een relatief kleine ADSL-provider in Wallonië, nog voor het jaareinde van start gaan met VoD. Billi heeft sinds vorig jaar een aanbod van digitale tv.

Bron: Userbase.be

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Web Goes Mobile 4 – The winners

Participants to WGM4 were able to win a new smartphone through competitions of our sponsoring partners.

Microsoft gave away a Samsung Omnia II to:
– Rik L. (Corelio)

Belgacom offered a brand new Blackberry to:
– Gert M. (Bridgestone)
– David M. (Luminus)
– Cedric C. (Rossel)
– Isabelle D. (Emakina)

Congratulations!

  

Mobile app to facilitate SMS Parking

Mobile-for, the Belgacom affiliate responsible for the SMS parking services in several Belgian cities, has launched a mobile application to facilitate this service.  The app, which can be tested in Leuven as from October 2009, can be downloaded on all Google Android enabled smartphones (which kinda limits the testing audience…)  In the coming months however, the app should be available for other smartphones, such as iPhone and Blackberry.

With the app, the user doesn’t have to sms his licence plate any longer.  He also knows the remaining parking time at all time.  The next release will also give GPS coordinates for the nearest parking automat and the occupancy status of parkings in the neighbourhood.

Early 2010, they will start a pilot project to pay your parking ticket through Ping.Ping’s NFC (Nearest Field Communication) technology.

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5 million mobile subscribers for Belgacom

Belgacom, and more particularly its mobile telecom daughter Proximus, has reached the amount of 5 million mobile subscriptions.  83.000 new users joined during the first half of 2009.

In that first half year, the group had a net profit of € 400 million.  That’s a 15% decrease compared to last year, mostly caused by the € 66,3 million fine they had to pay after competitors Mobistar and Base filed complaint.

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SMS record expected at Memorial Van Damme

While the athletes, participating to the Memorial Van Damme that takes place at the Koning Boudewijn stadium in Brussels this Friday, hope to break new records, there might be another record set at the event.   

Belgacom is expecting some 130.000 SMS messages, which would be double of last year’s mobile traffic.  To allow the 60.000 crowd to communicate, the mobile infrastructure has been enlarged enormously.  Belgacom has used as parameter the peak traffic at the Madonna concert in Werchter, last July. 
The 3G capacity has been doubled as well, since some 10.000 3G calls are expected.

Belgacom and Alcatel-Lucent collaborate on mobile payments

Belgacom and Alcatel-Lucent are going to collaborate on a new business model for mobile payments via PingPing and the contactless services of Touchatag.   PingPing has recently been launched by Belgacom for mobile payment services, while Alcatel-Lucent developped Touchatag to offer Near Field Technology (NFC) technology.   The goal is to develop new applications for mobile payments.  Before the fall of this year, they hope to finish a system allowing a contactless card or a NFC-enabled mobile phone to give access to a large range of services.

Belgacom introduces mobile payment service Ping.Ping

Last week, Belgacom announced they’re taking a 40% share in Tunz, a Belgian company specialized in micropayments.

This week, the telecom giant said they are starting up a mobile payment service called Ping.Ping, which should allow to pay with your mobile phone for small amounts, such as a can in a vending machine or a drink in a bar.
Belgacom has made a large range of partnerships for this service.  One of them is with Accor Services, responsible for the food checks.  Goal is to digitize the food checks and put the value on a digital account. In a first trial, 500 Belgacom employees will be able to spend this digital money in horeca establishments in the neighborhood of Belgacom’s headquarters in Brussels.

There’s also a partnership with Coca-Cola, testing out the micropayment for vending machines.  Another trial will be with supermarket Delhaize.
To allow a ‘contact-less’ payment, the NFC technology will be used.  If the trials are successful, Delhaize wants to introduce customer identification by the mobile phone instead of the Delhaize Plus card. 

Ping.Ping is supposed to become a group name for all these different mobile payment services.  The already existing SMS parking and SMS bus ticketing – services from Mobile-for which was acquired by Belgacom – would also fall under this umbrella.  Belgacom promises several more applications in the coming weeks and months, including vouchers, reduction coupons, payments on campus and person-to-person payments. 

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