• Radio spectrum auction brings in 1.2 billion euro

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    Following the start on 1 June 2022 the main phase of the auction of the new 5G spectrum (700 MHz, 3600 MHz) and the existing 2G and 3G radio spectrum (900MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100MHz) was ended with proceeds of 1,202,192,400 euro.
  • Record level of investments in the telecoms market

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    The decrease in the number of fixed telephony lines continued in 2021. In its annual report on the figures of the electronic communications market, the BIPT noted a further decrease of almost 10% in the number of connections. The fixed broadband Internet traffic continues its upward trend, increasing by almost 13%, and bundles are increasingly used for this purpose. The average data consumption per fixed broadband Internet connection also increased to 239 GB per month, 19 GB more than in 2020. Major investments are being made in order to keep up with this development: the BIPT reports a record level of investments. Last year, investments in the fixed segment increased by no less than 23% to over EUR 1 billion.
  • Bundles on the mobile market increase by 16% in 2021

    Publications › Press release -
    The BIPT's annual report on the figures of the electronic communications market highlights the growing success of bundles in the mobile market. These bundles combine fixed and mobile services. The total number of data SIM cards increased by 4,7% in 2021, and they also process more and more mobile data.
  • The BIPT imposes a fine of EUR 85,000 on Sewan

    Publications › Press release -
    BIPT blames Sewan Belgium for not having correctly completed the required identification fields in the register, thus for creating uncertainty for consumers seeking information on the payphone numbers Sewan holds.
  • The BIPT maps out the status of fibre roll-out in our country

    Publications › Press release -
    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

    Publications › Press release -
    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

    Publications › Press release -
    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

    Publications › Press release -
    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

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

    Publications › Press release -
    The BIPT has published guidelines to clarify the use of the term “unlimited internet”

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