Be-Mobile is proud to announce that it has formed a new smart mobility group together with the companies Flow and MobileFor. The group also welcomes Proximus, the biggest Belgian telecom operator, as its new majority shareholder.
The creation of a Smart Mobility company ties in perfectly with Proximus’ strategy to invest in innovation in order to grow in a sustainable way as a company and to offer customers solutions that improve their lives and allow them to work smarter. By combining the expertise of Mobile-For, Be-Mobile and Flow, the company can become a strong player with a local base, using the Internet of Things and Big Data to offer innovative mobility solutions.
The new company will occupy a unique market position in the field of Smart Mobility, offering solutions to motorists, companies, cities and governments. It will offer its expertise to increase the accessibility of cities, manage and optimize traffic flows through services such as mobility monitoring, dynamic traffic control, electronic toll collection and electronic ticketing for parking services. Touring will become a strategic partner in Belgium and the long collaboration with Be-Mobile for the Touring Mobilis application will be continued and further reinforced.
With this agreement, Proximus is the majority shareholder of the new company, which had a consolidated turnover of around 15 million Euro in 2015. The turnover will be fully incorporated into Proximus’ results as of 2016. The new company, whose name will be chosen in the coming weeks, is led by Jan Cools and Philip Taillieu, former CEOs of Be-Mobile and Flow. Stéphane Jacobs, co-founder of Mobile-For, will lead the Mobile Payments department. The company has its headquarters in Ghent and employs about 50 people.
You can read the full press release here.