• The BIPT publishes new figures on our mobile networks’ coverage and quality, including aboard trains

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    The BIPT’s data portal has been updated with recent information on the coverage and quality of Belgian networks. Regarding 4G, the outdoor mobile coverage reaches 99% and the indoor mobile coverage reaches 93% throughout the territory. Each year, the BIPT also carries out a study on on the quality of mobile networks. These past few years, these tests were always conducted via “drive tests”. With an average connection probability of 99.7% in the test zones and an average download speed of 80 Mbps, the results are very good. This year’s new feature is that these tests were also conducted on the most used railways in Belgium. With an average connection probability of 98.2% aboard trains and an average download speed of 55 Mbps, the results are very good.
  • Drive and train test campaign results 2021

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    When considering the quality of mobile networks and communication services, we think in terms of network availability (coverage), phone calls quality and quality of data services over the Internet, such as streaming and web browsing.
  • Protocol between the BIPT and the Vlaamse Waterweg (Flemish Agency for Inland Waterways) regarding AIS data

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    Protocol as referred to in Article 8 of the Decree of 18 July 2008 on electronic administrative data traffic concerning the exchange of information between the Flemish Agency for Inland Waterways and the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) regarding AIS data (free translation).
  • Operational plan 2022

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    Operational plan 2022
  • Communication regarding the monitoring of the universal telecommunications service 2021

    Publications › Communication -
    Pursuant to Article 103 of the Act of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications, the BIPT is responsible for the monitoring of the execution of the universal service and shall submit an annual report to the Minister regarding possible adjustments to the universal service obligations.
  • Direct invoicing of third-party services

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    Purchases or subscriptions you make on M-Commerce sites or applications may be added to your bill. Contact your operator for any problems in this regard.
  • Family with moderate needs

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    There are fewer offers, unless you take different providers for your fixed (Internet, TV, fixed telephony) and mobile needs.
  • FAQ

    All you need to know about 5G

    The Regions’ general brief aiming to regulate the protection of the environment also entails the power to adopt measures to prevent and minimise the risks related to the non-ionising radiation. It is therefore the Regions that define the radiation standards (standards for maximum emission) the operators have to comply with. The mobile operators are required to comply with these radiation standards, regardless of the technology they use. 

    The Regions also carry out inspections in the field to verify whether the radiation standards set by them are complied with. 

    For more information or to request radiation measurements, we invite you to contact your regional administration in charge:

    • Brussels Capital Region
      Brussels Environment
      Tel. 02 775 75 75
       
    • Flanders
      Environmental Department of the Flemish Government
      Tel. 02 553 83 50
       
    • Wallonia
      Institut scientifique de service public
      Tel. 04 229 82 35 (info-ISSEP) 

  • FAQ

    Most manufacturers commercialise 5G compatible telephones but the majority of the Belgian users does not have such a device. In general, a new device will have to be purchased in order to be able to use 5G.

    All you need to know about 5G

  • FAQ

    All you need to know about 5G

    At the request of the Brussels Region, the BIPT carried out a study in September 2018 already, to determine which radiation standards would be necessary to roll out mobile 5G networks (5G). The technical report regarding the impact of the current Brussels radiation standards on the roll-out of mobile networks concluded that, taking into account the expected increase in data traffic and a desired roll-out of 5G, the radiation standards needed to be adjusted. The report was about 5G roll-out, but it also warned that 4G networks too risked congestion in the long run. That was confirmed by the study of 8 March 2021, in which the BIPT predicts the risks of congestion of the 4G networks in 3 major cities:

    • The study predicts that the 4G networks in Antwerp do not risk a considerable congestion.
    • In Liège the risk of a partial congestion during peak hours is expected for 4G networks. 
    • For Brussels the study warns against a risk of a major congestion during peak hours for 4G networks.

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