For the second consecutive year bpost does not meet the objective imposed regarding the  delivery times for traditional letter post

Brussels, 3 april 2018 - The annual BIPT inspection of compliance with the delivery times by bpost shows that the legal quality standard for the delivery of domestic traditional letter post items was not met in 2016. BIPT therefore imposes a remedy upon bpost in the form of a compulsory investment to...

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The Market Court refers the matter of Skype to the Court of Justice of the European Union

Brussels, 2 March 2018 – The question as to whether Skype is a telecom operator, as assessed by BIPT, shall be submitted by the Belgian Market Court to the Court of Justice of the European Union. A judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union shall be valid for all Member States

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The European Regulators Group for Postal Services chaired by the Belgian postal regulator BIPT in 2018

Brussels, 19 January 2018 – Since the liberalisation of the postal sector 2018 will again be an important year in European postal regulation. The European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP), which in 2018 will operate under the chairmanship of the Belgian regulator BIPT, is set to perform...

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BIPT publishes a cartography of Belgium’s postal points

Brussels, 21 December 2017 - Today BIPT publishes on the website www.postalpoint.be a cartography indicating all the data and locations of postal points of each postal operator on the map of Belgium. The online search function provides consumers with a transparent view of the dispatching and collecting...

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BIPT imposes fine on Lycamobile for non-compliance with the roaming rules

Brussels, 4 December 2017 - On 17 October 2017 BIPT imposed a € 25,000 administrative fine upon Lycamobile for violation of the roaming rules: by compelling customers wanting to use roaming to use the more expensive tariff plan Pay As You Go, Lycamobile de facto applied a surcharge for roaming....

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BIPT imposes a fine of 25,000 EUR on SFR and a fine of 10,000 EUR on Orange

Brussels, 10 November 2017 – BIPT imposes a fine of 25,000 EUR on SFR and a fine of 10,000 EUR on Orange because they did not mention the volume of Internet data used on their monthly invoices for fixed broadband Internet.

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The Brussels Court of Appeal has annulled the decisions of the CRC regarding the wholesale tariffs for access services to cable networks

Brussels, 27 October 2017 – On 25 October 2017, the Brussels Court of Appeal annulled the decisions of the Conference of regulators in the electronic communications sector (CRC) of 2013 regarding the wholesale tariffs for access services to cable networks and its decisions of 2016 regarding the...

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“DECT 6.0” cordless phones disturb mobile operators’ networks

Brussels, 16 October – After a first communication in 2013, BIPT warns again against illegal “DECT 6.0” cordless telephones, which are not intended for the European market. These DECT (“Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications”) devices come from the United States and...

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The Market Court confirms BIPT’s decision to reject an increase in postal tariffs in 2017

Brussels, 11 October 2017 – Earlier this year, BIPT rejected bpost’s request to increase the tariffs of the postal services for the small users basket. On 26 May 2017, bpost brought an action against this decision before the Market Court, which now confirms BIPT’s decision. Download...

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BIPT has updated its telecommunications services quality barometer

Brussels, 4 October 2017 – BIPT has updated its telecommunications services quality barometer. Available online since end 2016, it gathers eight indicators relating to the operators’ operational service efficiency. By publishing these results, BIPT aims to improve transparency and thus...

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