Belgian Internet Service Providers Association

By bringing together not only access and service providers but also hosting and transit providers, ISPA aims to serve as a rallying point for the Internet industry so as to ensure that the potential of the Internet is used to the full, from the point of view of both consumers and professionals.

ISPA considers it to be vitally important to take account of the opportunities offered by the rapid and ongoing expansion of the Internet sector, where the turnover amount to 7,2 billion euros in 2016 with a share of investments of 19,6%. In addition to the indirect contributions made to society, the Belgian Internet economy and the 1,554 million registered domain names are themselves a major source of activity and investment for the economy and employment.

The Internet has become an integral part of our society through over 4 million active connections in Belgium, and it is in this sector, characterised by innovation and new technologies, that ISPA actively supports the role of the industry through its various activities.

  • Market Survey Q1-2019

    The total number of active Internet connections in Belgium was 4.427.212 connections during the first quarter of 2019. An increase of 2.81 % over the last year and 1.03 % since the fourth quarter of 2018.

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  • Internet Student Paper Award

    ISPA Belgium distributes the third Internet Student Paper Award (I.S.P.A) to Theodora Firingou (KU Leuven) with her thesis on 'right to explanation'. Justine Simal (KU Leuven) obtained the second prize with her thesis on GDPR. Laurent Miny (ULB) wrote his thesis on botnet detection and was awarded the third prize.