Originally published: November 28, 2011
Last updated: December 21, 2011 - 2:30pm
Belgians are paying too much for mobile internet, there is a lack of competition and mobile internet coverage is poor, according to a report by the consumer rights group Test-Aankoop.
Compared to other European countries, Belgians are paying two to five times more for mobile internet, the group's research found. It looked at 'light' and 'medium' user profiles based on speed and data volume requirements, and the options were compared across Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and the UK. It also looked at roaming prices and offers for tablet PCs. Its research found the Belgian market severely lacking in competition.