• Communication regarding the reserved spectrum, the spectrum caps and the coverage obligations for the multiband auction

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    This communication gives an overview of the draft regulation concerning, on the one hand, the reserved spectrum and the spectrum cap (maximum quantity of spectrum per operator) and, on the other hand, the coverage obligations for the existing operators and a possible new operator.
  • Annual report on the monitoring of net neutrality in Belgium_2017-2018

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    BIPT publishes the second annual report on the monitoring of net neutrality in Belgium. Some headlines:  As for the transparency of broadband Internet speeds BIPT finalised the process on 2 May 2017 that led to a new BIPT decision regarding the communication of the speed of a fixed or mobile broadband connection, which made an earlier BIPT decision about Internet speeds conform with the requirements of the Regulation. Zero-rating was monitored in the period from 1 May 2017 to 30 April 2018, without there appearing to be a reason for intervention. At the end of the period covered by this report BIPT collected more detailed information about the use of DPI (“Deep Packet Inspection”) from the major network operators in Belgium. The analysis of that information will be continued where necessary, this time also taking into account the entry into force of the GDPR. BIPT registered only a few complaints about net neutrality and answered them in accordance with the legal framework and the BEREC Guidelines. All in all BIPT is of the opinion that there are no major reasons for concern in Belgium as to open Internet access: no cases of blocking services or applications in the network have been found and as for end-users’ choice the mobile data volumes included in the ISPs’ offers are growing increasingly in order to meet the evolution of the expanding mobile data traffic.
  • Communication by the BIPT Council of 18 June 2018 regarding mobile coverage and the use of wireless connections inside buildings

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    BIPT publishes a communication regarding mobile coverage and the use of wireless connections inside buildings.
  • Communication by the BIPT Council of 24 May 2018 on the future use of analogue/digital channels as provided for in RR Appendix 18

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    As a result of decisions adopted during the 2012 and 2015 World Radio Conferences certain channels in the maritime VHF band will no longer be available for voice communications in the future. New technologies (VDES) are now being developed for digital communications. Some implementation dates in the Radio Regulations (RR) have already passed, as a consequence of which certain manufacturers are installing maritime equipment, whereby it is not possible anymore to select specific channels. BIPT wants to inform the sector that till further notice the channels currently assigned must remain available for voice communications.
  • Communication by the BIPT Council of 20 April 2018 regarding the execution of an audit of the bpost customer satisfaction survey

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    As part of its monitoring task regarding the management contract concluded between the State and bpost, BIPT has contracted out an audit of the bpost customer satisfaction survey. The results of that audit are presented in this communication.
  • Communication by the BIPT Council of 4 April 2018 regarding the frequency bands for wireless microphones and other PMSE equipment for use as of 1 January 2020

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    In 2019 the 700 MHz band will probably be put up for auction. At this moment BIPT assumes that this band will no longer be available for the use by wireless microphones as of the end of 2019. BIPT wishes to anticipate the future clearance of the 700 MHz band today. This communication which is addressed to all PMSE users contains information regarding the situation after 1 January 2020
  • Communication by the BIPT Council of 27 December 2017 regarding the monitoring of the universal telecommunications service 2016-2017

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    Communication by the BIPT Council of 27 December 2017 regarding the monitoring of the universal telecommunications service 2016-2017
  • Communication by the BIPT Council of 20 December 2017 on BIPT’s monitoring in 2017 of the postal service providers

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    The Act of 21 March 1991 on the reform of some economic public companies tasks BIPT with the publication of a yearly report of the actions it has undertaken in order to verify that postal service providers abide by their obligations. However, considering the limited impact on the postal market of the infractions possibly recorded during monitoring, BIPT decided to cease systematically monitoring the postal service providers and to proceed to monitoring only when a complaint has been submitted. BIPT believes it would be disproportionate to commit resources to monitoring while it has not received any breach notification and consumers do not complain about the situation. Given that BIPT did not receive any complaint in 2016 about omissions or infringements of Article 148bis, §2, of the Act of 21 March 1991 on the reform of some economic public companies, BIPT did not carry out any monitoring in 2016.
  • Communication of 26 December 2017 regarding the guidelines implementing margin squeeze tests

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    Margin squeeze possibly constitutes a threat to competition on the electronic communications markets, especially as regards broadband Internet access and leased lines. Margin squeeze occurs when a vertically integrated operator with significant market power (SMP) at wholesale level positions his retail prices in such a manner that the margin between the costs of the wholesale input and the retail prices is insufficient to enable a competitor to offer similar retail products. In order to address the competition issues, the CRC and BIPT prohibited the SMP operators to apply a margin squeeze in the framework of several decisions. In order to materialise the prohibition to apply a margin squeeze, as can be imposed based on a market analysis procedure, BIPT publishes this document containing its guidelines for the implementation of margin squeeze tests. These clarify the principles according to which BIPT shall examine a margin squeeze. Earlier guidelines regarding the assessment of price squeeze laid down in its decision of 11 July 2007, shall be abolished by BIPT.
  • Communication of the BIPT Council of 26 November 2017 on the list of postal operators holding an individual licence

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