BIPT publishes a study on the Belgian market for parcel delivery in the context of e-commerce activities

Brussels, 14 June 2017 – Because of the increasing importance of e-commerce BIPT wants to gain more insight into the parcel sector in the context of e-commerce. At the request of BIPT KPMG has mapped out what obstacles hinder the development of the e-commerce sector. The study, presented to...

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BIPT publishes new coverage maps and a new quality barometer

Brussels, 9 June 2017 – BIPT has updated its maps of the fixed and mobile Internet access in Belgium and its telecommunications services quality barometer. The fixed coverage maps, which are published with a higher degree of accuracy, enable the consumers and public authorities to monitor the...

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BIPT imposes a 16% decrease of the wholesale mobile termination rates

Brussels, 31 May 2017 – After a market analysis, the BIPT Council adopted a new decision regarding the mobile call termination market. Based on an updated cost model, BIPT imposes a maximum termination rate of 0.99 eurocent/min on mobile telephony operators. The other measures laid down by...

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BIPT imposes a 136,800 euro fine on VOO because the latter has failed to indicate the Internet volume used on its monthly fixed broadband Internet invoices. That fact was revealed during a verification by BIPT of the invoices from Brutélé and Nethys, which together market the VOO offer...

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Brussels, 29 March 2017 - On 29 August 2016 bpost submitted to BIPT its annual proposal for tariff increases for the small users basket (representative postal services used by private persons and small businesses). For the first time BIPT refused this price increase as the tariffs in question do not...

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Brussels, 24 March 2017 – BIPT has extended the user rights of Broadband Belgium in the 3.5 GHz frequency band by 5 years. Since 31 March 2016, Broadband Belgium has taken over these user rights valid until 25 April 2019 from b.lite and Mac Telecom with the agreement of BIPT. As a result of the...

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On 15 March 2017 the Market Court annulled the BIPT Decision of 25 August 2016 regarding the wholesale tariffs for fixed call termination services for procedural reasons. The Court reproaches BIPT for not having consulted the Belgian Competition Authority, which was necessary according to the Court...

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Brussels, 14 March 2017 - Today, Viapass, BIPT, the Regions and the federal traffic police have carried out a joint action, specifically to check on the use of so-called ‘jammers’ in lorries to evade the kilometre-based tax. The checks took place simultaneously at three locations in the...

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Brussels, 23 february 2017 – The Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (KMI/IRM) and the BIPT work together to detect radar interference. Radar images can be disturbed by transmitters that use the same frequency band as the radar (around 5 GHz). Those are often powerful Wi-Fi transmitters...

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