• Communication on the Report on net neutrality monitoring in Belgium (period from 1 May 2021 - 30 April 2022)

    Publications › Study -
    Concerning the period from 1 May 2021 - 30 April 2022, the BIPT described all activities it carried out in the field of net neutrality and adopted the Report contained in the Annex.
  • Net neutrality

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    Net neutrality refers to a set of rules aiming at ensuring equal treatment of the information flow on the internet.
  • Construction of infrastructure

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    For the roll-out of his network, an operator is entitled to use, among other things, the façades that give out onto the public road. Prior to carrying out such works on private property, the operator has to try to obtain an ‘agreement’ with the owner in question.
  • Complaints concerning network roll-out

    Publications › Other -
    Rights to install telecommunications networks; how the administrative procedure proceeds before BIPT in case of a complaint
  • Radio spectrum auction brings in 1.2 billion euro

    Publications › Press release -
    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.
  • FAQ

    Certain operators have offers that include applications of which the consumption is not deducted from the data volume.

    That practice, often called “zero-rating”, is not explicitly regulated by the net neutrality rules.

    One part of the net neutrality rules generally specifies that Internet traffic should be treated in the same way. 

    It was clear that this meant that it is forbidden to allow zero-rating applications to continue at the normal speed, whereas other traffic was blocked or throttled (e.g. because the data volume in the bundle was used up). 

    But whether that rule also applied to a different way of billing, without blocking or throttling in an unequal way, was not clear. 

    The European Court of Justice has ruled that this is the case. 

    Zero-rating offers for certain applications are therefore unlawful and have to be adapted. 

    If the adaptation is to your disadvantage, you have the right to cancel your contract free of charge.

  • Record level of investments in the telecoms market

    Publications › Press release -
    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.
  • The situation of the electronic communications and television market (2021)

    Publications › Communication -
    BIPT Council Communication of 3 June 2022 on the situation of the electronic communications and television market (2021)
  • Economic situation of the telecoms sector 2021: presentation

    Publications › Statistics -
    Economic situation of the telecoms sector 2021: presentation
  • Economic situation of the telecoms sector 2021 : data

    Publications › Statistics -
    Economic situation of the telecoms sector 2021 : data
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