• The BIPT maps out the status of fibre roll-out in our country

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    On the map published by the BIPT today, anyone can see where fibre is available (or will be shortly) and which operators provide their services using those networks
  • The BIPT publishes a study mapping out the 5G applications abroad

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    To inspire Belgian businesses and to ensure that the imminent 5G roll-out goes hand in hand with a swift uptake of this new technology, the BIPT publishes a study mapping out possibly inspiring 5G applications abroad. From the vast range of existing foreign examples, 113 use cases of various types have been selected as most relevant to the Belgian context.
  • The Gaming Commission and the BIPT sign an agreement to better combat illegal online gambling and betting

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    In order to ensure a secure and controlled gambling environment, both regulators agreed to join forces to address the problems related to illegal gambling and betting websites operating without an operating licence and offering no protection to Belgian gamblers.
  • New mobile operator exercises the option for reserved spectrum

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    By exercising the option for reserved spectrum, a new mobile operator has enough spectrum to enter the mobile market.
  • Five mobile operators deemed admissible for the radio spectrum auction

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    Five mobile operators have been deemed admissible by the BIPT for the auction of the future radio spectrum.
  • More clarity on unlimited surfing

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    The BIPT has published guidelines to clarify the use of the term “unlimited internet”
  • The BIPT and the Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium sound the alarm concerning a fraudulent call plague

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    Since the end of last week, hundreds of thousands of fraudulent phone calls have been detected in our country. Behind calls made from legitimate Belgian phone numbers we often find other foreign numbers. The callers then attempt to fraudulently obtain the personal data of the persons called.
  • The BIPT publishes its national price benchmarking study for 2021

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    Each year, we notice that the prices for telecommunications services in Belgium are generally quite high compared to the neighbouring countries. However, the new national price benchmarking study carried out by the BIPT shows that consumers can make significant savings by better defining the services they wish and by regularly comparing the telecom offers available on the market to completely benefit from the effect of competition.
  • The BIPT publishes new figures on our mobile networks’ coverage and quality, including aboard trains

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    The BIPT’s data portal has been updated with recent information on the coverage and quality of Belgian networks. Regarding 4G, the outdoor mobile coverage reaches 99% and the indoor mobile coverage reaches 93% throughout the territory. Each year, the BIPT also carries out a study on on the quality of mobile networks. These past few years, these tests were always conducted via “drive tests”. With an average connection probability of 99.7% in the test zones and an average download speed of 80 Mbps, the results are very good. This year’s new feature is that these tests were also conducted on the most used railways in Belgium. With an average connection probability of 98.2% aboard trains and an average download speed of 55 Mbps, the results are very good.
  • The BIPT publishes a call for candidates for the future radio spectrum

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    Brussels, 14 January 2022 – By publishing the call for candidates, the BIPT launched the long-awaited auction of the future radio spectrum. The auction concerns the allocation of the new 5G spectrum and of the existing 2G and 3G spectrum. This auction scheduled for June 2022 will help define the mobile telecom landscape in Belgium for the next 20 years. The auction also includes a package of reserved spectrum for a possible new mobile operator wishing to enter the market.

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