Wednesday, August 3, 2005

Belgium's Mobistar Expands from Mobile to DSL

Mobistar, the second largest mobile operator in Belgium, has decided to make a strategic shift from a purely mobile operator to a fully convergent ISP with wireline facilities. Mobistar will deploy the Alcatel 7301 Advanced Services Access Manager DSLAM, managed by the Alcatel 5523 ADSL Work Station (AWS) and the Alcatel 5530 Network Analyzer.

Mobistar is part of France Telecom's Orange Group.

  • As of 30 June 2005, Mobistar had 2,867,522 active customers , 205,186 more than a year before, representing growth of 7.7%. The proportion of postpaid customers increased markedly to 39.8% of the active customer base, against 32.9% on 30 June 2004. According to its estimations, The company said it holds a market share of more than 33% of the mobile telecommunication business in Belgium.

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