The Market Court dismisses the actions against the regulation of the broadband Internet and broadcasting markets

Brussels, 6 September 2019 – In a ruling of 4 September 2019 the Market Court considered unfounded the appeals of Telenet, Brutélé and Nethys against the decisions of the CRC of 29 June 2018 obliging them to open their networks to competitors.

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Consultation on new wholesale tariffs for access to the cable operators’ networks

Brussels, 5 July 2019 - BIPT and the media regulators have published draft decisions proposing new monthly wholesale tariffs for access to the cable operators’ networks. These draft decisions aim at promoting competition by ensuring that alternative operators pay a fair tariff to use these networks....

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BIPT publishes the 2018 annual report of the electronic communications sector

Brussels, 28 June 2019. The annual statistics report of the electronic communications sector published by BIPT shows a high investment rate in 2018. Although the increase in electronic communications prices is slowing down for the second year in a row in 2018, we are still lagging behind compared to...

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International call rates capped

Brussels, 9 May 2019 – On 15 May 2019, the international rates will be capped both for fixed and mobile services. From that time on it will be cheaper for residential users to call or text from Belgium to another EU country. In principle, operators will not be able to charge more than 19 euro...

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BIPT imposes a new fine on Lycamobile

In a Decision of 24 April 2019 and due to non-compliance with a previous Decision of BIPT and with the regulation on the prior identification of end-users of prepaid cards, BIPT imposed a €394,070 fine as well as a new series of mandatory measures on Lycamobile. Download File (PDF...

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BIPT launches a consultation on the regulation of high-quality access

Brussels, 29 March 2019. BIPT publishes today its draft decision on the wholesale high-quality access telecoms market (leased lines and similar services). The draft decision indicates that Proximus continues to be dominant in this market which primarily interests undertakings. As a consequence, BIPT...

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BIPT imposes a 300,000 euro administrative fine on Telenet for not indicating transfer data on certain invoices

Brussels, 4 March 2019 – BIPT has published today a decision imposing a 300,000 euro administrative fine on Telenet. BIPT has imposed this fine because Telenet did not indicate the Easy Switch ID in a straightforward manner on the invoices of its business customers having subscribed...

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Quality of mobile telecommunications networks: BIPT increases transparency

Brussels, 15 February 2019 - BIPT has decided to increase the transparency of the quality of mobile telecommunications networks in Belgium. The regulator has published atlas maps 2.0 indicating the possible presence of an indoor mobile coverage. These maps are accompanied by the results of a study comparing...

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New obligations for postal operators resulting from European Regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services

Brussels, 18 January 2019 - Starting from this year, certain postal operators providing cross-border parcel delivery services have to comply with the obligations set in the new EU Regulation. That Regulation aims to foster intra-European e-commerce and to make the postal market more transparent. Postal...

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BIPT compares the tariffs for telecommunications services in Belgium

Brussels – 20 December 2018 – BIPT has compared the tariffs for telecommunications services in Belgium. The study shows potential cost savings up to 55 euros per months for certain bundles, or 660 euros per year. The difference between the cheapest and the most expensive offer...

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