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The Belgian Council of Ministers has ruled that mobile phone makers can no longer block 4G for certain carriers, reports "ZDNet" (http://tinyurl.com/nlmr5wa).
Though the ruling applies to all phone manufacturers, the decision is mainly targeted at Apple, "which has been consistently blocking iPhone users' access to the 4G networks of Belgian telcos Proximus and Base," the article adds.
"ZDNet" says the reason for the block is that Apple has made 4G access available to iPhones on Mobistart, its preferred partner first in Belgium. However, Mobistar doesn't have a 4G network yet, whereas competitors Proximus and Base both do.