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Liberty Global opens second 5G center, in Belgium

Liberty Global, via its Belgian subsidiary Telenet, has opened its second European innovation center, focusing on IoT and 5G technologies. The establishment of the Telenet Innovation Center in Brussels highlights the rising participation of cable operators in the mobile market and in 5G processes. The center will host a variety of partners to help Liberty’s Belgian MNO subsidiary, Base, test new technologies. The facility will house 5G equipment and antennas and will be used to experiment with new entertainment and value added services, and from 2018, new customer experience solutions. The opening ceremony included demonstrations in partnership with ZTE, focused on the vendor’s 5G core and on NB-IoT applications such as smart parking. Telenet said the center would help support…

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