Belgium facts: Communications

Belgium facts: Communications

Last update on December 20, 2018

An overview of communications in Belgium.

Telephones in Belgium: Main lines in use – 4.64 million
Country comparison to the world: 32

Mobile phones in Belgium: 12.154 million
Country comparison to the world: 59

Broadcast media

A segmented market with the three major communities (Flemish, French, and German-speaking) each having responsibility for their own broadcast media. Multiple TV channels exist for each community. Additionally, in excess of 90 percent of households are connected to cable and can access broadcasts of TV stations from neighbouring countries. Each community has a public radio network co-existing with private broadcasters.

Internet users in Belgium: 8.113 million
Country comparison to the world: 36

 

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