Real Time Crowd Management

People counting made easy

Monitor the heartbeat of an event, a demonstration or a gathering and react quicker and more efficiently on (un)expected situations. By tapping into our mobile network's connection live statistics you do no need to deploy any sensing infrastructure. Just define a geographic area to monitor and get streams of live data.

Real Time Crowd Management API allows you to

Create geographic zones

Create zones anywhere in Belgium using the microsite or the REST APIs. Thanks to the microsite, visualize our network cell overlay to help you create zones that match the closest to our network coverage.

Create data streams

Create data streams for the geographic zones you created. Data streams can be started immediately or scheduled to start in the future. Using our REST API or Proximus Cloudengine you can create streams in a fully automated way to receive people counting data 24/7.

Count national or international visitors

The Real Time Crowd Management data streams are simple JSON data packets, easy to integrate in your own applications. For every data update we return both the count of national and international visitors as separate counters.

How it works

Mobile phones are always connected to cell towers and towers cover the whole country. Phones emit events when they roam, call, text or transfer data. By knowing how many phones are in each cell, we allow you to count people easily.

Our network data is fully anonymized, making it impossible to track individual mobile phones or people. Additionally, no data is returned for a cell if less than 30 devices are counted.

People counting data streams can be created using the microsite or our REST APIs and last for up to 12 hours per stream. The data refresh rate in a stream can range from 1 minute to 30 minutes


Arno Van Biesen, web-developer, FamousGrey

At FamousGrey, we always try to keep up with the latest Proximus technologies and solutions. We try to use them creatively and integrate them into solutions and campaigns aimed at our customers. For example, someone noticed Proximus recently launched Real Time Crowd Management (RTCM) technology and matched it to the needs of the city of Brussels.

More information

Do you need more information, a demo? Would you like us to help you get started, or even develop the complete solution for you? Don’t hesitate to contact us by filling in the form on our contact us page.

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