Telecom and media regulators publish a new market analysis regarding the broadband internet and television broadcasting markets

Brussels, 7 July 2017. Today, the Vlaamse Regulator voor de Media, the Conseil supérieur de l’Audiovisuel, the Medienrat, and BIPT publish their draft decisions on the broadband Internet and broadcasting markets. The regulators confirm that the networks of Proximus, Brutélé,...

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Investments in the telecom sector reach record height in 2016

Brussels, 27 June 2017 - Today BIPT published the annual statistics relating to the telecom sector in 2016. Investments from the telecom sector amply exceeded 1.5 billion euro in 2016. The total turnover from the telecom sector, including TV, continued to soar, reaching 8.39 billion euro. The increasing...

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The Market Court has approved the market analysis decision regarding the leased lines

Brussels, 23 June 2017 – In its judgement of 7 June 2017, the Market Court approved the main principles of the BIPT market analysis on the leased lines market. The obligations imposed on Proximus (dominant operator in this market) remain thus applicable, except for one obligation ...

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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

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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BIPT turns down bpost’s request for a tariff increase in 2017

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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BIPT has extended the user rights of Broadband Belgium by 5 years

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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