Stabilization of the Belgian market
For the past two years, the Belgian market has experienced a drop in VAS due to regulatory changes. However, the market is now stable again and Value Added Services have started to regain their popularity.
Belgium is a highly developed, mature market when it comes to its mobile networks and supports popular service types. When we combine this with the size of the market, we see that this is a market that holds significant opportunities for Value Added Service providers.
With approximately 12 million mobile subscriptions, Belgium is a medium sized market that still hasn’t been oversaturated with Value Added Services. Over 90% of Value Added Services are carried out over Premium SMS, with expectations of rapid growth of mobile internet payment services.
With our short time-to-market, thanks to our direct connections to Belgian operators, you can start offering your services on this market in no time.
Belgium has a well-defined yet business friendly regulatory system and our familiarity with local laws and regulations enables a seamless process of service launch.
Variety of services
With three major mobile operators, the Belgian market supports different kinds of services:
- Subscription services
- Adult services
- Info messages
- Direct operator billing services (web payment and mobile internet payment)
As a developed market, Belgium supports both MO SMS and Web service initiation for Premium SMS. As for Direct operator billing, it is supported by all three major operators.
The Belgian market supports two types of tariffs:
- Up to 4€ for one-time service with MO+MT billing
- Up to 2€ for subscription services with MT billing
Additional benefits for the Belgian market
Thanks to our direct connection, we can ensure short time-to-market for all available services. But that’s not all. We can also provide professional Customer support service in each of the official local languages (Dutch, French and German) and a reliable, remote live testing platform for all Value Added Services – SIMTEST.it.
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DECEMBER SPECIAL OFFER
For connection request initiated by December 31st, you receive one month free access to SIMTEST.it for live service testing in Belgium.
COUNTRY QUICK FACTS
- Population: approx. 10 million
- Mobile subscribtions: approx. 12 million
- Mobile penetration rate: 121,70%
- Billing type: MT and MO billing