Youfone to offer fixed and mobile services on the Belgian market

Youfone is a privately owned company founded in 2008, based in Rotterdam, that mainly focuses on the consumer segment. Youfone is the largest independent operator in the Netherlands with over 400.000 customers, offering both mobile and fixed services.

As of April 2021, Youfone will extend its activities to the Belgian market. Thanks to the signature of a wholesale agreement with Proximus, Youfone will be able to offer its mobile solutions as MVNO on the network with the most extensive coverage in Belgium. In parallel, Proximus and Youfone have also signed a wholesale agreement for fixed internet access, allowing the Dutch operator to add fixed services to its offering.

The partnership with Proximus will allow Youfone to reach potential customers throughout the country and quickly scale up its business. For Proximus, the agreement marks another step towards exploiting the full potential of its network assets.

Geert Standaert, Chief Technology Officer of Proximus:

"We are delighted to sign this wholesale agreement with Youfone and welcome a new service operator on our mobile and fixed network. Youfone is a lean and mean company focusing on innovative, digital and customer-friendly solutions. They have an impressive track record and proven success in the Netherlands. We are glad to be their preferred partner in Belgium.”

Valentijn Rensing, Group CEO of Youfone:

"We are very happy to sign this agreement with Proximus, allowing us to expand our service offering to the Belgian market by April 2021. Throughout the negotiations, Proximus has shown a true spirit of openness for collaboration. This has resulted in a long-term partnership allowing to create value on both sides.”

About Proximus

Proximus Group (Euronext Brussels: PROX) is a provider of digital services and communication solutions operating in the Belgian and international markets. Delivering communication and entertainment experiences for residential consumers and enabling digital transformation for enterprises, we open up a world of digital opportunities so people live better and work smarter. Thanks to advanced interconnected fixed and mobile networks, Proximus provides access anywhere and anytime to digital services and data, as well as to a broad offering of multimedia content. Proximus is a pioneer in ICT innovation, with integrated solutions based on IoT, Data analytics, cloud and security. Proximus has the ambition to become the reference operator in Europe through next generation networks, a truly digital mindset and a spirit of openness towards partnerships and ecosystems, while contributing to a safe, sustainable, inclusive and prosperous digital Belgium.

In Belgium, Proximus’ core products and services are offered under the Proximus and Scarlet brands. The Group is also active in Luxembourg as, under the brand names Tango and Telindus Luxembourg, and in the Netherlands through Telindus Netherlands. The Group’s international carrier activities are managed by BICS, a leading international communications enabler, one of the key global voice carriers and the leading provider of mobile data services worldwide.

With 12,931 employees, all engaged to offer customers a superior experience, the Group realized an underlying Group revenue of EUR 5,686 million end-2019.

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About Youfone

Youfone is a privately owned company founded by Valentijn Rensing in 2008. Based in Rotterdam, Youfone mainly focuses on the consumer segment. Youfone is the largest independent operator in the Netherlands with over 400.000 customers, offering both mobile and fixed services. In January of 2021, Youfone has added a B2B business unit focusing on the partner channel.

In 2017 Youfone launched its own TV-service, operating fully independent of the internet provider. The TV-service has been upgraded to the latest technology standards and the set-top box OS is based on Android TV™ since May of 2020.

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