This project, carried out on behalf of the Belgian ICT regulator, BIPT, aimed at providing an answer to the ongoing discussions in the country about the economic and environmental impact of 5G and a 4th new mobile entrant in the country, in terms of:
The evaluation of the economic and environmental impact of 5G and a 4th mobile entrant was performed from three different perspectives, namely:
The results obtained through these three approaches were put together to maximise the representativeness and robustness of the study.
The outcomes reached through our study were presented to the key public authorities in charge of the Belgian mobile market, including the different regional cabinets and the Minister of Civil Service, Public Enterprises, Telecommunications and Post.
BIPT gained a thorough, and updated, understanding of the economic and environmental implications of deploying 5G and introducing a 4th mobile operator in the country. This understanding has facilitated decision-making processes within the BIPT’s strategic roadmap and its ongoing exchanges with stakeholders. The study can be downloaded here.