This market concerns call origination in the public fixed telephony network. Call origination is a service consisting in, for an operator, transmitting calls made by its end-user to the network of another operator. It is used, on the one hand, for the selection/preselection of an operator (CS/CPS) and, on the other hand, for calls to non-geographic numbers (for instance a 0900 number).
Applicable regulatory framework
The decision of 9 July 2019 waived the obligations previously imposed on Proximus on the market for fixed telephony access. This market is now deregulated.
Market analysis of 2006
The first decision setting the regulatory framework applicable to the wholesale market for call origination was adopted on 11 August 2006.
Belgacom (now named Proximus) was designated as having significant market power and was imposed a series of obligations to fulfil.
This decision was complemented by several subsequent decisions:
- The decision of 24 April 2007 on the call origination tariffs of Belgacom for 2007
- The decision of 6 June 2007 on the tariffs of Belgacom for access points or ATAP
- The decision of 22 August 2007 on cost accounting
- The decision of 20 February 2008 on the 2008 interconnection tariffs of Belgacom for access to the value-added services of other operators
- The decision of 26 November 2008 on the interconnection tariffs of Belgacom for the period 2008-2010
Before the implementation of the market analyses system, the regulatory framework for call origination was mainly set via the decisions and opinions below on the BRIO interconnection offer of Belgacom.