The BIPT examined the price evolution of mobile subscriptions between January 2019 and January 2024 on the basis of ten consumer profiles differentiated in terms of their mobile data needs. 

From 2021 to 2024, the price of the cheapest subscription for consumers with data needs of 1, 2 or 5 GB remained stable at 15 euro per month. For users with data needs of at least 10 GB per month, cheaper subscriptions will be available in 2024 than in 2019. For 10 GB per month, consumers had to pay at least 27 euro five years ago, while the cheapest subscription for this cost only 15 euro in January 2024.

The minimum price for a subscription with at least 20 GB per month has dropped significantly from 39 euro in 2019 to 15 euro in 2024. For a 100 GB data requirement, the minimum price fell from 50 euro per month in 2021 to 39 euro in 2024.

Despite the favourable evolution for consumers, there is still room for improvement. Indeed, the international BIPT price study of December 2023 shows that Belgium is still significantly more expensive than its neighbours in terms of both limited (up to 10 GB) and very high data requirements (from 100 GB).

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