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4,6 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide

With a massive 4,6 billion subscriptions throughout the world, the popularity of mobile telephony keeps on rising.  The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) of the United Nations expects to exceed the milestone of 5 billion by the end of this year.

The amount of mobile broadband connections has already reached 600 million and should surpass one billion by end 2010.  

ITU says the economical crisis has had little effect on the growth of mobile telephony.

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Telenet starts with combined sales offer

Although combined sales are allowed for a few months now, there aren’t that many offers on the market yet.  Telenet is one of the first large telecom players starting a combined offer.  When ordering a “Walk & Talk 20” subscription at 20 Euro a month, you can choose a mobile phone at 1 Euro.  Among the mobile phones available with the offer, are the Samsung Star, LG Viewty, Sony Ericsson Naite and Nokia 3720.

If other providers are following, we could finally be on our way to a necessary renewal of the Belgian mobile phone park, which has been lagging behind in Europe.

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Heavy mobile use is expensive in Belgium

Heavy mobile user?  Lots of calls and text messages?  Then you pay a lot in Belgium.  The limited user is better off.  That’s one of the conclusions of a study by OESO.

If you use your mobile phone intensely, then the price you pay in belgium is just as intense.  Only 6 countries are more expensive (Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Mexico, Greece and the US).  You’re better off in Holland, Denmark or Sweden.

If you’re a limited mobile user, then the Belgian tariff is fairly average.  Again, Scandinavia scores best as users from Denmark, Sweden and Finland pay the cheapest bill.  Spain, Czech Republic and the US are the most expensive.

Source: Datanews

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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