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.

  • ISPA Belgium distributes for the second time the Internet Student Paper Award

    ISPA Belgium organised for the second year an award ceremony to celebrate the best dissertation with a topic related to the internet: The Internet Student Paper Award (I.S.P.A.). The winner, Elise Melchior of the University of Namur (UNamur), received a price of 1000 euros for her dissertation on the regulation of blockchain. The second price was awarded to Pauline Limbrée, also from the UNamur with a dissertation on hacking. The third price was distributed to Marte Sledsens who wrote her dissertation on instagram.

  • Market Survey 74 – Q4/2017

    The total number of active Internet connections in Belgium was 4.286.783 connections during the fourth quarter of 2017. An increase of 2.92 % over the last year and 0.96% over the last quarter.