Base (mobile telephony provider)
|Naamloze vennootschap / Société anonyme|
|Services||Mobile and fixed-line telephony|
Number of employees
Base (stylized as BASE) is the third largest of Belgium's three mobile telecommunications operators. It is a subsidiary of Telenet. It competes with Proximus and Orange Belgium. It was previously owned by KPN and sold to Telenet in 2015.
Base was founded as Belgium's third major mobile network operator in 1999 under the brand name of KPN Orange. It was a joint venture between the Dutch KPN Mobile and the then British Orange telcos. After the acquisition of Orange by France Télécom, its shares were sold to KPN Mobile. In 2002, the brand name was changed from Orange to Base.
In April 2015, news got out that Base is being bought by Telenet for 1,325 billion euros, which will give Telenet access to a mobile network.
Base has an estimated 98% coverage of the country and 26% market share in mobile communications.
The operator's display logo is BASE, the net code is 206 20 and operates under 900/1800 MHz GSM, 900/2100 MHz UMTS, 800/1800/2600 MHz LTE.
- "FACTS & FIGURES". BASE. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
- "Chief Transformation Officer" moet fusie Telenet en Base in goede banen leiden". April 29, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
- "As of today 4G in Brussels for all BASE clients". BASE.