The telephone numbers of emergency 100, 112 (rescue) and 101 (police) were, as of Friday afternoon, unreachable for many Belgian citizens. The problem was caused by a widespread disturbance of the fixed network of the telecom operator Proximus, confirms the spokesperson for the company.
Shortly before 16:00 Friday, the company reported via its Facebook page of a “technical problem” making its call centres “difficult to access”.
Emergency services announced they were looking into the possibility of bringing other numbers into service. If the life of a person is in danger, you can contact the emergency centres by sms via the 8112 (crisis centre).
Proximus a des problèmes avec son réseau téléphonique fixe.
En conséquence, les services d’urgence, 100,101 et 112 ne sont temporairement disponibles que via un poste téléphonique fixe Proximus
Nous travaillons à une solution
— Proximus (@proximus) April 5, 2019
The Brussels Times