Whoever unexpectedly acquires a station, without being personally authorised to possess or use it, has, from the moment he/she comes into possession of the station, a maximum period of sixty days to apply for a holder’s and operator’s authorisation for that radio station, or only one possession authorisation.
Yes, it is. An application form is available. The aeronautical authorisation is charged: € 19,05 to pay on the account of BIPT: IBAN BE68 6791 7078 1634 (BIC : PCHQBEBB), with the reference “Aeronautical authorisation”.
You must enclose:
Please note that you can not use that authorisation on the ground. You must always use the call sign of the aircraft containing the portable radio. Your radio must bear the CE marking and must be accompanied by the EU declaration of conformity. It must also operate on 8.33 kHz.
Yes, however, you must apply for a special authorisation. You will find more information on the page Professional users – Mobile networks
Both. An aeronautical authorisation is required when airborne but a maritime authorisation is required when on water. Furthermore, it can use a PLB: a device which can be activated by the user in case of emergency. That type of device is not subject to an authorisation in Belgium, provided that it is registered by the user via www.406registration.com.
We will contact you via ordinary mail before the expiration date.
Make sure to always report any change in your contact details to us (according to regulation your data must always be up to date).
However, if BIPT has not contacted you two weeks before the expiration date, please contact us as soon as possible
Do not assume that you will get the speeds the operators advertise in their advertisements.
Fixed Internet service providers (ISPs) have to mention the minimum, maximum and generally available speeds in their contracts and on their websites as well.
A BIPT Decision defines how these values have to be interpreted concretely, taking into account the set-up of networks in Belgium:
The actual speeds shall be between the minimum and maximum speeds and preferably as close as possible to the generally available speed.
There are speed tests (either from third parties or from operators) to measure the ISPs’ actual speeds. Examples are:
You will find several others on the Internet.
Once you have selected one, it is in your interest to obtain as accurate as possible evidence of the inadequate speed.
The following conditions have a positive effect on the accuracy of the measurements:
The BIPT emphasises that even with all these tips in mind, there are still the limitations of the measuring device itself. For example, to measure a speed of 1 Gbps, the laptop must have a network card capable of achieving a speed of 1 Gbps. With more modern and/or expensive laptops, this is often possible already, but with older and/or cheaper models this may not be the case.
Where there is a continuous or regular significant difference between the actual speeds of the Internet access service and the speeds specified by the ISP in the contract.
Operators have the right to submit an application to BIPT to receive a derogation allowing them to apply roaming surcharges in the European Union (and associated countries: Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein).
Currently no Belgian operator has been granted such a derogation.
Surcharges applied pursuant to such a derogation may not exceed the following amounts:
These changes only concern sales by professionals to private individuals (B2C).
Example: an online purchase by a Belgian consumer on a Chinese platform.
To avoid any surprises, please check carefully from whom you are purchasing, especially if the VAT and the import duty are included in the selling price. Check your order and your invoice!
All you need to know about the new VAT e-commerce rules (Information for consumers in the EU).
More info avaliable on the website of the Federal Public Service FINANCE: