Quality of mobile telecommunications networks: BIPT increases transparency

Brussels, 15 February 2019 - BIPT has decided to increase the transparency of the quality of mobile telecommunications networks in Belgium. The regulator has published atlas maps 2.0 indicating the possible presence of an indoor mobile coverage. These maps are accompanied by the results of a study comparing...

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New obligations for postal operators resulting from European Regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services

Brussels, 18 January 2019 - Starting from this year, certain postal operators providing cross-border parcel delivery services have to comply with the obligations set in the new EU Regulation. That Regulation aims to foster intra-European e-commerce and to make the postal market more transparent. Postal...

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BIPT compares the tariffs for telecommunications services in Belgium

Brussels – 20 December 2018 – BIPT has compared the tariffs for telecommunications services in Belgium. The study shows potential cost savings up to 55 euros per months for certain bundles, or 660 euros per year. The difference between the cheapest and the most expensive offer...

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BIPT deregulates two fixed telephony markets

Brussels, 17 December 2018 – The Belgian telecommunications regulator, BIPT, has decided to no longer regulate the retail access to national fixed telephony services via CS and CPS, due to a sharp decrease in their significance. A similar decision has been taken for the wholesale fixed call origination...

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BIPT launches a consultation on the cost models for access to the cable operators’ networks and Proximus’s FTTH network

Brussels, 13 December 2018 - Following this decision on the broadband and broadcasting markets of 29 June 2018, BIPT launches a consultation on the cost models for access to the cable operators’ networks and Proximus’s FTTH network. The stakeholders have until 24 January 2019 to submit their...

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BIPT approves bpost’s increased postal rates for 2019

Brussels, 28 November 2018 - As of 1 January 2019 bpost will increase its rates for postal services from the “small users basket”, namely standard letters and parcels for private persons and small professionals, by 7.44% on average. Based on the new price cap formula in the 2018 Postal Act,...

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Postal observatory 2017: The parcel market now surpasses the letter post market

Brussels, 27 November 2018 – The trends announced in the previous years accelerated in 2017 in the Belgian postal market: a sharp drop in the letter post and a very significant increase in parcels and express services. For the first time, parcels and express services represent the largest part...

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BIPT has adopted a new decision regarding the analysis of the market for fixed termination

Brussels, 23 November 2018 - BIPT has adopted a new decision regarding the analysis of the market for fixed termination. BIPT imposes upon the fixed telephony operators a maximum termination rate of 0.116 €cent/min. as well as an access obligation based on IP interconnection. The other measures...

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

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...

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BIPT's consumer survey shows a rapid evolution of the use of telecom services

Brussels, 6 September 2018 - The use of certain telecommunications services has been evolving rather quickly these last couple of years, as shown by BIPT’s consumer survey. For instance the use of mobile Internet and applications allowing to send messages through the Internet has increased strongly....

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