Ultra-fast 5G internet goes on the back burner as regions and federal fail to agree

Ultra-fast 5G internet goes on the back burner as regions and federal fail to agree

The chance of Belgian internet users having access to the latest ultra-fast 5G technology by 2020 have virtually vanished, according to telecommunications minister Philippe De Backer, who blamed “a banal question of money”. A meeting of the concertation committee made up of representatives of federal government and language communities broke up without agreement this week, having failed to agree at their last meeting a month before. The question: how is the income to be divided up after the auction of 5G frequencies to internet providers? In the past, the carve-up…

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