Brussels - The word is out, Jeroen Degadt will become the General Manager of telecom operator DIGI Belgium. After previous successful launches in Romania, Italy, Spain and Portugal, Jeroen will manage the Belgian roll-out. And he can use some help with that. In the coming months, more than 100 different vacancies will be open at DIGI Belgium. All the more reason to get inside Jeroen's head.
Citymesh is also establishing itself in the Netherlands, strategically close to the port of Rotterdam. Besides the office, the Belgian telecom player immediately takes over the customer portfolio, a top manager and a lot of know-how from the Dutch company Aerea Networks. This way, they guarantee continuity, combined with the innovation for which Citymesh is known.
Bruges – Citymesh continues to seek out opportunities and is now also expanding its drone department with the acquisition of the renowned Drone Division from Wielsbeke. “A logical step and one that we are happy with, especially given how much our companies complement each other,” says Hans Similon, General Manager of Citymesh Safety Drone.
Brugge - Today, Belgium's operators Citymesh and Digi announced plans to accelerate and strengthen their 5G small cell strategy in partnership with Dense Air Networks (“Dense Air”), a global shared network infrastructure provider.
CONNECTOW, the consortium consisting of the city of Wavre and Citymesh has been awarded a € 3,9 million grant from the European Digital Fund under the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to jointly help shape Europe’s digital future. This unique collaboration between the EU, the city of Wavre and Citymesh clearly marks the pursuance of the European objectives set by the HaDEA (European Health and Digital Executive Agency) to realise a broad and secure European network, for and by Europeans.
BASF Antwerp is jumping on the high-speed innovation train and is building the first private 5G network in the port of Antwerp together with telecom operator Citymesh. In this way, they are not only optimising site safety, such as fire prevention and monitoring teams—they also increase both the sustainability and efficiency of the port. With more than 50 production facilities on more than 600 hectares of site, this is a true technological feat.
World's First! Keep an eye on the sky because with SENSE, Belgian Citymesh is introducing a network of 70 Safety Drones built to support our emergency services. In a world's first, police stations and fire stations across Belgium will have a Drones-in-a-Box (DiaB) solution at their disposal.
Belgian telecom player Citymesh has big plans for 2023 and is immediately pushing their ambition by acquiring the Dutch 0G network, powered by Sigfox 0G technology. In doing so, they immediately set the tone for their bold future plans, expanding into the Netherlands, Luxembourg and, if possible, the rest of Europe. The acquisition of VolkerWessels’ 0G Network is a first step.
Citymesh Flex, the branch responsible for temporary networks at Citymesh, is growing solidly and acquiring TymNet. Previously competitors, later partners and now a complete acquisition. Thanks to the acquisition, Citymesh gains a bunch of extra knowledge, experience and exciting customers (productions such as Rammstein, Ed Sheeran, Memorial Van Dammme), allowing them to grab an even bigger market share within the events sector.
Sustainable and future-oriented growth is at the heart of Citymesh's ambitious plans. That is why the company is appointing six General Managers, who will lead six new divisions. These will allow Citymesh to further expand both in new markets and in the branches in which the company is already active. Citymesh is like the mother ship, which will continue to serve as the base of operations for the various divisions.
Citymesh keeps looking for new opportunities and sees a lot of growth potential in setting up and providing temporary networks. Some examples include festivals, football matches, fairs, campsites, events, construction sites, etc. The telecoms player already had a lot of experience in event management, but is now clustering their activities under the name Citymesh Flex. Carlo Waelens takes the branch under his wing.
Aubange received the Giga Region Award 2022 during the Smart Cities Wallonia fair on 4 October 2022. This award is presented for the first time this year by the AdN (Agence du Numérique) and highlights innovative 'Giga Region' projects. Citymesh and NSI installed a high-performance 5G network to support public services, industry and economy in the municipality.
Sensolus, specialised in connected asset management, is joining forces with telecom operator Citymesh. The partnership comes after Citymesh took over the Belgian IoT-Sigfox network last year. With this collaboration, Sensolus will gain access to the portfolio of Citymesh customers who will switch to the Sensolus platform with their trackers. Citymesh in turn expands its multi-technology offering with the IoT products from Sensolus.
Within the Cegeka group, NSI, an IT specialist active in French-speaking Belgium, and Citymesh, a specialist in B2B connectivity, announce their solid and long-lasting partnership for the benefit of business connectivity in Wallonia. The offer of both partners integrates Private Networks technologies: Wi-Fi, 4G and 5G private networks.
Citymesh, part of the IT-group Cegeka and RCS & RDS, the Romanian subsidiary of DIGI Communications N.V. (DIGI), an EU telecommunications group, win the new entrant spectrum package in the 5G-auction and will start the build of a new (4th) national mobile network.
On April 22, the Toulouse Commercial Court announced that UnaBiz is taking over all operations of the Sigfox parent company in France. UnaBiz is an IoT service provider based in Singapore, Taiwan and Japan with European roots. By collaborating with other IoT technologies, UnaBiz aims to create new opportunities in the market.
The images and stories from Ukraine that reach us evoke strong emotions in many people. What's more, they prompt action to help. Project HOOP (Project HOPE) was created to support the many Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
On 14 January, the BIPT (Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications) launched a call for applications for the future radio spectrum of 5G. The auction for allocating the spectrum licences is set to take place in June 2022 and will be conducted anonymously.
From January to March 2022, a special pilot project will take place in Bruges and Ghent: smart technology will be used to measure how busy it is in several shopping streets. The Footfall AI and sensors using Sigfox technology from Citymesh will support the cities in collecting data and counting passers-by.
Only a limited part of the 5G spectrum will be reserved for a fourth telecom player: this decision was made by the Federal Council of Ministers on Thursday. This approach lowers the threshold for companies that, for example, only want to focus on a specific market segment.
Airports do everything in their power to prevent birds from coming close to planes during take-off and landing. Brussels Airport and skeyes are testing in cooperation with Citymesh to what extent drones can help in monitoring and chasing away birds in the vicinity of the airport.
Telecom operator Citymesh acquires the Belgian Sigfox operator ENGIE M2M. With this acquisition, Citymesh completes its wireless portfolio with 0G connectivity. The global roaming capabilities will allow Citymesh to support both national and international customers.
Citymesh recently started providing the Norther OHVS (offshore high voltage station) with wireless connectivity. With the qualitative connection, crucial parameters can be quickly transmitted so that the onshore personnel also immediately have all the important information.
More and more drones fly longer distances where the pilot does not have the drone in sight. These are so-called BVLOS or Beyond-visual-line-of-sight flights. To ensure that these missions run smoothly, Citymesh has conducted tests with special flight obstacles: wind turbines.