Nearly fourteen percent of all Belgian homes and businesses have, or can be connected to, the Proximus fiber optic network. This relates to a total of 813,000 properties. 123,000 consumers already have a fiber optic subscription.
In the last quarter, 126,000 buildings were connected with optical fibers, writes Proximus† The provider says it wants to connect ten percent of all Belgian homes and businesses with fiber optics each year from the end of 2022. Company Express earlier The ambition is to connect 2.4 million homes with fiber optics by 2025.
Of the 123,000 consumers who now have a fiber optic subscription, 19,000 were added in the last quarter. At the end of 2020, Proximus still had 65,000 fiber consumer customers. The Proximus Group has 2.18 million fixed Internet subscribers, 1.72 million television subscribers and 2.00 million fixed telephone subscribers. 1.19 million customers have a converged subscription, which combines multiple services, such as television and fixed internet. This figure is 6.1 percent higher than the previous year.
The number of mobile customers of the Proximus group is also growing. The number of subscribers increased by 53 thousand to reach 4.65 million subscribers. This is 9.1 percent more than the previous year. Year-on-year prepaid customers increased by 11.6 percent to 689,000 customers. Remarkably, the number of prepaid customers decreased in the last quarter by 20,000. Earlier in the year, enough prepaid customers were added to make up for that.
Proximus Group sales volume reached 1.44 billion euros in the last quarter. For the whole of 2021, there was a turnover of 5.58 billion euros, an increase of 1.8 percent over the previous year. Net profit in the last quarter was 87 million euros, and this year it was 445 million euros. Both numbers are more than 23 percent lower than the previous year.
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