• BIPT publishes a technical report on the impact of the current radiation standards in Brussels on the deployment of mobile networks

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    Brussels, 22 October 2018 – The telecoms regulator publishes today its technical study on the impact of the current radiation standards in Brussels on the deployment of mobile networks. It concludes in this regard that, given the anticipated increase in data traffic and a desired deployment of 5G, these standards must be adapted.
  • BIPT publishes a telecommunications services quality barometer

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    BIPT publishes a telecommunications services quality barometer.
  • BIPT publishes an "Atlas" of the mobile operators' coverage on his website

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    Today BIPT published on its website an 'Atlas' of the coverage provided by the mobile telecom operators in Belgium. The data of the telecom operators have been collected and, following verifications or "scanning" in the field, assembled in a public and free "Atlas". As of 1 January 2016 telecom operators are obliged to provide BIPT with further data that regard the quality, such as the response time of the customer services, which BIPT will also publish on its website as a "quality barometer".
  • BIPT publishes an information memorandum for potential applicants for 800 MHz licences for mobile broadband Internet (4G)

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    Brussels, 1 July 2013 - Today BIPT publishes the Information Memorandum (IM) for the award of spectrum licences in the 800 MHz band, to be used to deliver next-generation (4G) mobile broadband services. This document details, amongst other things, the terms associated with the licences, including incentives available to new mobile operators, and the auction format. It is available on the website www.auction2013.be and is aimed at potential applicants and may be used by them for information purposes to consider their possible participation in the auction.
  • BIPT publishes an overview of the consumers' rights regarding electronic communications services

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    Brussel, 25 mei 2016 – Het BIPT publiceert een overzicht van consumentenrechten inzake elektronische communicatiediensten. Daarbij gaat de aandacht ook naar de leesbaarheid en de begrijpelijkheid voor het grote publiek, met inbegrip van personen met een beperking. Behalve online is dit overzicht ook verkrijgbaar op CD, in braille en in groteletterdruk. Weldra is ook een versie in gebarentaal beschikbaar. Het BIPT neemt hiermee een uniek initiatief om voor het grote publiek de vrije keuze uit elektronische communicatiediensten te bevorderen.
  • BIPT publishes economic key figures of the postal sector for the year 2014

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    Brussels, 10 December 2015 – BIPT publishes the economic key figures relating to the postal sector in the year 2014. Despite decreasing letter post volumes in 2014 total revenue in the postal sector increased, stimulated by the parcel and express mail markets, and investments continued to grow considerably. Prices of postage stamps went up and thanks to growing e-commerce the average number of delivered parcels increased.
  • BIPT publishes new coverage maps and a new quality barometer

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    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 fixed network development in Belgium. The quality barometer is composed of several indicators relating to the operators’ operational efficiency. It should enable consumers to compare the operators’ performance and to encourage the latter to improve the quality of their services.
  • BIPT publishes statistics of the electronic communications sector in 2014

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    Brussels, 17 July 2015 - Today BIPT has published the annual statistics relating to the telecoms sector. The 2014 general market context shows that turnover diminished, but that operators kept on investing considerably. For the first time SMS traffic shows a decline, while the use of mobile Internet is growing significantly. Belgium stays at the top of the EU ranking for the development of high-speed fixed broadband over 30 Mbps. The Belgian digital TV market continues to grow.
  • BIPT publishes statistics of the electronic communications sector in 2012

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    Brussels, 30 May 2013 - Today BIPT has published the annual statistics relating to the telecoms sector. It shows that average prices have continued to decrease for fixed telephony (-11%) and mobile telephony (-5%). Belgium remains the leader as to the development of fixed high-speed broadband. Mobile broadband has reached almost the same level as fixed broadband penetration. The trend to buy multiple-play offers has continued.
  • BIPT publishes statistics of the electronic communications sector in 2013

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    Brussels, 30 June 2014 - Today BIPT has published the annual statistics relating to the telecoms sector. The general market context shows a strong rise in investments. The volumes of mobile telephony and text messages have increased slightly and especially mobile broadband has grown substantially. The use of fixed telephony continues to decrease. Belgium retains its sixth place in the European broadband ranking and is still at the top in the development of fixed high-speed broadband.
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