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Fourth Belgian mobile operator now legally possible

The Parliament has approved a law proposal that makes room for a fourth mobile operator in the Belgian mobile landscape.  Although other candidates are ‘possible’ according to minister Van Quickenborne, it’s a public secret that Telenet is very interested in this licence. 

A fourth licence for the 3G network is now also possible and will be contributed after an auction, probably in the second trimestre of 2010.

A legal frame has also been made for upcoming 4G networks.  By 2015 there should be two 4G licences available.

Minister Q: “maximum price for sms not possible”

Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne reacts to a call from consumers organisation Test-Aankoop to put a maximum price on SMS messages.  According to Minister Q, this is not possible, since the European legislation does not allow such a limitation.  But he claims that high competition on the market will automatically lead to lower prices.   This will be stimulated even further when a 4th licence is auctioned later this year.  Telenet and Voo have already shown interest.