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ASTRID is the operator of the national radio communications, paging and dispatching network designed for emergency and security services in Belgium.

ASTRID enables the police, the fire services, emergency medical services and other organisations involved in public safety to improve both internal and interdisciplinary communications. 

By establishing a reliable and transparent link between users, ASTRID aims to promote the smooth running of operations and the safety of users in the field and thus contribute to the safety and protection of the population as a whole.

ASTRID provides four important basic services: radio communications, paging, dispatching solutions and a mobile voice and data supply.



ASTRID’s mission is to establish, run, maintain, and implement any developing modifications and widening of a radio communications network for voice and data transmissions for Belgian emergency and security services, state and institutional security services, and companies or associations, be they public or private, which provide services in the field of emergency and security services. ASTRID employs some 100 people.

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Currently, over 70,000 people use ASTRID communications. As radios are the lifeline for emergency workers in their respective fields, ASTRID is making the utmost effort to guarantee smooth communications, which will in turn enable safety and emergency services to focus on their core tasks.

Users’ Advisory Committee

As an official advisory body, the Users' Advisory Committee represents ASTRID users and it is responsible for making recommendations - whether they are based on its own initiative or following requests - which concern decisions relating to the network and its users, such as functional, legal, technical or financial issues.

Who is able to use the ASTRID network?

  • Belgian emergency and security services: this includes the local police, federal police, fire services, medical rescue services, civil protection services, customs, the army, etc.
  • Other private or public services that play a major role in public safety: public transport, water and energy distribution companies, security firms, Seveso industry, etc.
  • Large international organisations for their headquarters in Belgium.

Press & media

Please contact the Communication staff for press enquiries, documentation and photo material.

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In order to further strengthen our team at our headquarters in Brussels, we are currently looking for enthusiastic employees (m/f).

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ASTRID User Days 2018

ASTRID User Days (3 - 4 October 2018)

The ASTRID User Days (7th edition) offer a very broad overview of current and future applications in the fields of critical communications, localization, paging, track and trace, alarming, dispatching, video, etc. We would like to invite all users to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ASTRID at the Square Brussels meeting Centre on 3 - 4 October 2018

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The protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data is a fundamental right enshrined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which entered into force on 25 May 2018. ASTRID respects privacy data protection and complies with the GDPR.

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