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Margin squeezes (also called "price squeezes") may occur if a vertically integrated operator sets a margin between the price of its wholesale services and the price of its retail services that is insufficient to cover the costs specific to the retail market. In 2007 BIPT adopted guidelines concerning the assessment of margin squeezes.

BIPT wishes to adopt new guidelines in the light of the developments that have since occurred in this field.

This consultation relates to the following documents:

  • the new guidelines:
  • two spreadsheets in Excel format developed to detect any margin squeezes practiced by SMP operators. The versions in question are the spreadsheets for retail services provided to private customers and small business customers based on BROBA or WBA (shared VLAN) for VDSL2. A manual is also available.

Deadline: 4 February 2016
Responses are to be sent to: consultation.sg@bipt.be   Ref.: consult-2015-F5
Contact person: Tom Van Landeghem, Advisor (02 226 89 40)

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