Proximus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Consortium of Belgian financial partners with I4B – The Belgian Infrastructure Fund – as an anchor investor. In the framework of this envisioned partnership, parties involved intend to bring fiber for up to an additional 1.7 million homes and businesses situated in areas with low population density. Provided that a definitive agreement is reached, this deployment would come on top of existing roll-out plans of Proximus and its joint ventures and allow to extend Fiber coverage to 95% of all Belgian homes and businesses.
The Belgian Infrastructure Fund has announced the selection of the BRAVO-4 consortium, of which it is a member, as the preferred bidder for the R4 West and East project (redevelopment of Ghent’s new ring road). This is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Belgium under a PPP (public-private partnership), with an investment totalling several hundred million euro.