Ibpt -> Operators Most recent 20 entries Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:09:05 +0200 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.11.11 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.bipt.be 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.

Users are moderately satisfied with the service and rates offered for the different telecom services.

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Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/169-bipt-s-consumer-survey-shows-a-rapid-evolution-of-the-use-of-telecom-services https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/169-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.

Users are moderately satisfied with the service and rates offered for the different telecom services.

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BIPT publishes a report on the impact of a fourth mobile operator Brussels, 12 July 2018 - Today the telecom watchdog releases its report on the impact of a potential fourth mobile network operator. That report has been commissioned by the Vice-premier and Minister of Telecommunications, Alexander De Croo, after interest was affirmed to become an active fourth mobile network operator on the Belgian market. The federal government is currently investigating whether the allocation of spectrum to a fourth mobile operator would, in time, have ]]> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/168-bipt-publishes-a-report-on-the-impact-of-a-fourth-mobile-operator https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/168-bipt-publishes-a-report-on-the-impact-of-a-fourth-mobile-operator Brussels, 12 July 2018 - Today the telecom watchdog releases its report on the impact of a potential fourth mobile network operator. That report has been commissioned by the Vice-premier and Minister of Telecommunications, Alexander De Croo, after interest was affirmed to become an active fourth mobile network operator on the Belgian market. The federal government is currently investigating whether the allocation of spectrum to a fourth mobile operator would, in time, have ]]> BIPT imposes a fine on Lycamobile Brussels, 2 June 2018 - This year, BIPT has found several infringements committed by Lycamobile for non-observance of rules regarding prior identification of end-users of prepaid cards. Therefore, a 225,183 euro fine is imposed on Lycamobile. BIPT forces Lycamobile to introduce immediately a system to systematically verify requests from sales points for activation of prepaid cards and to check within a month’s time whether for cards activated after 25 January 2018 the identificati]]> Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/167-bipt-imposes-a-fine-on-lycamobile https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/167-bipt-imposes-a-fine-on-lycamobile Brussels, 2 June 2018 - This year, BIPT has found several infringements committed by Lycamobile for non-observance of rules regarding prior identification of end-users of prepaid cards. Therefore, a 225,183 euro fine is imposed on Lycamobile. BIPT forces Lycamobile to introduce immediately a system to systematically verify requests from sales points for activation of prepaid cards and to check within a month’s time whether for cards activated after 25 January 2018 the identificati]]> Telecom and media regulators adopt a decision for more competition and more choice in the broadband and broadcasting markets Brussels, 29 June 2018. After the green light from the European Commission, the CRC has paved the way for more competition in the broadband and broadcasting markets. Measures, such as further opening of all networks (including optical fibre), lowering the wholesale tariffs, new access conditions (e.g. “Internet only”) and an incentive to invest in the white spots should further intensify competition in these markets.

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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/166-telecom-and-media-regulators-adopt-a-decision-for-more-competition-and-more-choice-in-the-broadband-and-broadcasting-markets https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/166-telecom-and-media-regulators-adopt-a-decision-for-more-competition-and-more-choice-in-the-broadband-and-broadcasting-markets Brussels, 29 June 2018. After the green light from the European Commission, the CRC has paved the way for more competition in the broadband and broadcasting markets. Measures, such as further opening of all networks (including optical fibre), lowering the wholesale tariffs, new access conditions (e.g. “Internet only”) and an incentive to invest in the white spots should further intensify competition in these markets.

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BIPT approves the postal tariffs increase of bpost in 2018 but expresses serious reservations Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/165-bipt-approves-the-postal-tariffs-increase-of-bpost-in-2018-but-expresses-serious-reservations https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/165-bipt-approves-the-postal-tariffs-increase-of-bpost-in-2018-but-expresses-serious-reservations BIPT publishes a communication regarding mobile coverage and the use of wireless connections inside buildings Brussels, 19 June 2018 - BIPT publishes today on its website a communication regarding mobile coverage and the use of wireless connections inside buildings. Thereby, BIPT answers to the many questions of users looking for simple solutions to be able, at home, to make phone calls or use the Internet with a mobile device without compromising the quality of connection.

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Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/164-bipt-publishes-a-communication-regarding-mobile-coverage-and-the-use-of-wireless-connections-inside-buildings https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/164-bipt-publishes-a-communication-regarding-mobile-coverage-and-the-use-of-wireless-connections-inside-buildings Brussels, 19 June 2018 - BIPT publishes today on its website a communication regarding mobile coverage and the use of wireless connections inside buildings. Thereby, BIPT answers to the many questions of users looking for simple solutions to be able, at home, to make phone calls or use the Internet with a mobile device without compromising the quality of connection.

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More than half of the Internet connections are ultra-fast lines above 100 MB Record level of investment in the telecommunications sector as well
 
Brussels, June12, 2018 – the publication of the annual statistics of BIPT relating to the telecommunications sector shows a record level of investment and a rising turnover. Concerning the Internet, we found that 52% of the broadband lines offer a speed above 100 MB. Concerning the fixed telephony market, the number of lines continues to declin]]>
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/163-more-than-half-of-the-internet-connections-are-ultra-fast-lines-above-100-mb https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/163-more-than-half-of-the-internet-connections-are-ultra-fast-lines-above-100-mb Record level of investment in the telecommunications sector as well
 
Brussels, June12, 2018 – the publication of the annual statistics of BIPT relating to the telecommunications sector shows a record level of investment and a rising turnover. Concerning the Internet, we found that 52% of the broadband lines offer a speed above 100 MB. Concerning the fixed telephony market, the number of lines continues to declin]]>
The European Commission authorises the CRC to finalise the analysis of the broadband Internet and television broadcasting markets Brussels, 29 May 2018 – On 25 May, the European Commission adopted a decision concerning the draft market analysis of the CRC (the Conference of telecommunications and media regulators, i.e. BIPT, the CSA, the Medienrat and the VRM).

In its decision, the European Commission made comments concerning the draft which the CRC must take into account. This decision enables the CRC to finalise the market analysis decision imposing access to broadband Internet and television broadcastin]]> Tue, 29 May 2018 18:00:00 +0200 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/162-the-european-commission-authorises-the-crc-to-finalise-the-analysis-of-the-broadband-internet-and-television-broadcasting-markets https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/162-the-european-commission-authorises-the-crc-to-finalise-the-analysis-of-the-broadband-internet-and-television-broadcasting-markets Brussels, 29 May 2018 – On 25 May, the European Commission adopted a decision concerning the draft market analysis of the CRC (the Conference of telecommunications and media regulators, i.e. BIPT, the CSA, the Medienrat and the VRM).

In its decision, the European Commission made comments concerning the draft which the CRC must take into account. This decision enables the CRC to finalise the market analysis decision imposing access to broadband Internet and television broadcastin]]> Notification by the CRC to the European commission of draft decisions regarding the broadband internet and television broadcasting markets Brussels, 2 May 2018 – On 27 April 2018, the CRC, the Conference of regulators in the electronic communications sector, which brings together the CSA, BIPT, the Medienrat and the VRM, adopted the draft decisions regarding the analysis of the broadband Internet and television broadcasting markets. These market analyses have been notified to the European Commission, which has 30 days to take a position on these drafts.

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Wed, 02 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/161-notification-by-the-crc-to-the-european-commission-of-draft-decisions-regarding-the-broadband-internet-and-television-broadcasting-markets https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/161-notification-by-the-crc-to-the-european-commission-of-draft-decisions-regarding-the-broadband-internet-and-television-broadcasting-markets Brussels, 2 May 2018 – On 27 April 2018, the CRC, the Conference of regulators in the electronic communications sector, which brings together the CSA, BIPT, the Medienrat and the VRM, adopted the draft decisions regarding the analysis of the broadband Internet and television broadcasting markets. These market analyses have been notified to the European Commission, which has 30 days to take a position on these drafts.

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For the second consecutive year bpost does not meet the objective imposed regarding the delivery times for traditional letter post Brussels, 3 april 2018 - The annual BIPT inspection of compliance with the delivery times by bpost shows that the legal quality standard for the delivery of domestic traditional letter post items was not met in 2016. BIPT therefore imposes a remedy upon bpost in the form of a compulsory investment to improve the quality.

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Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/160-for-the-second-consecutive-year-bpost-does-not-meet-the-objective-imposed-regarding-the-delivery-times-for-traditional-letter-post https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/160-for-the-second-consecutive-year-bpost-does-not-meet-the-objective-imposed-regarding-the-delivery-times-for-traditional-letter-post Brussels, 3 april 2018 - The annual BIPT inspection of compliance with the delivery times by bpost shows that the legal quality standard for the delivery of domestic traditional letter post items was not met in 2016. BIPT therefore imposes a remedy upon bpost in the form of a compulsory investment to improve the quality.

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The Market Court refers the matter of Skype to the Court of Justice of the European Union Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/159-the-market-court-refers-the-matter-of-skype-to-the-court-of-justice-of-the-european-union https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/159-the-market-court-refers-the-matter-of-skype-to-the-court-of-justice-of-the-european-union The European Regulators Group for Postal Services chaired by the Belgian postal regulator BIPT in 2018 Brussels, 19 January 2018 – Since the liberalisation of the postal sector 2018 will again be an important year in European postal regulation.

The European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP), which in 2018 will operate under the chairmanship of the Belgian regulator BIPT, is set to perform major work in order to contribute to a more harmonised implementation and development of the European postal regulatory framework.

 

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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/158-the-european-regulators-group-for-postal-services-chaired-by-the-belgian-postal-regulator-bipt-in-2018 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/158-the-european-regulators-group-for-postal-services-chaired-by-the-belgian-postal-regulator-bipt-in-2018 Brussels, 19 January 2018 – Since the liberalisation of the postal sector 2018 will again be an important year in European postal regulation.

The European Regulators Group for Postal Services (ERGP), which in 2018 will operate under the chairmanship of the Belgian regulator BIPT, is set to perform major work in order to contribute to a more harmonised implementation and development of the European postal regulatory framework.

 

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BIPT publishes a cartography of Belgium’s postal points Brussels, 21 December 2017 - Today BIPT publishes on the website www.postalpoint.be a cartography indicating all the data and locations of postal points of each postal operator on the map of Belgium. The online search function provides consumers with a transparent view of the dispatching and collecting possibilities of letters, parcels and express items

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Thu, 21 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/157-bipt-publishes-a-cartography-of-belgiums-postal-points https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/157-bipt-publishes-a-cartography-of-belgiums-postal-points Brussels, 21 December 2017 - Today BIPT publishes on the website www.postalpoint.be a cartography indicating all the data and locations of postal points of each postal operator on the map of Belgium. The online search function provides consumers with a transparent view of the dispatching and collecting possibilities of letters, parcels and express items

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BIPT imposes fine on Lycamobile for non-compliance with the roaming rules Brussels, 4 December 2017 - On 17 October 2017 BIPT imposed a € 25,000 administrative fine upon Lycamobile for violation of the roaming rules: by compelling customers wanting to use roaming to use the more expensive tariff plan Pay As You Go, Lycamobile de facto applied a surcharge for roaming.

As of 15 June 2017 however the tariffs for roaming within the EU may not differ from the national tariffs.

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/156-bipt-imposes-fine-on-lycamobile-for-non-compliance-with-the-roaming-rules https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/156-bipt-imposes-fine-on-lycamobile-for-non-compliance-with-the-roaming-rules Brussels, 4 December 2017 - On 17 October 2017 BIPT imposed a € 25,000 administrative fine upon Lycamobile for violation of the roaming rules: by compelling customers wanting to use roaming to use the more expensive tariff plan Pay As You Go, Lycamobile de facto applied a surcharge for roaming.

As of 15 June 2017 however the tariffs for roaming within the EU may not differ from the national tariffs.

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BIPT imposes a fine of 25,000 EUR on SFR and a fine of 10,000 EUR on Orange Brussels, 10 November 2017 – BIPT imposes a fine of 25,000 EUR on SFR and a fine of 10,000 EUR on Orange because they did not mention the volume of Internet data used on their monthly invoices for fixed broadband Internet.

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Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/155-bipt-imposes-a-fine-of-25-000-eur-on-sfr-and-a-fine-of-10-000-eur-on-orange https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/155-bipt-imposes-a-fine-of-25-000-eur-on-sfr-and-a-fine-of-10-000-eur-on-orange Brussels, 10 November 2017 – BIPT imposes a fine of 25,000 EUR on SFR and a fine of 10,000 EUR on Orange because they did not mention the volume of Internet data used on their monthly invoices for fixed broadband Internet.

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The Brussels Court of Appeal has annulled the decisions of the CRC regarding the wholesale tariffs for access services to cable networks Brussels, 27 October 2017 – On 25 October 2017, the Brussels Court of Appeal annulled the decisions of the Conference of regulators in the electronic communications sector (CRC) of 2013 regarding the wholesale tariffs for access services to cable networks and its decisions of 2016 regarding the revision of these tariffs. In order to avoid any legal insecurity and not to disturb the good functioning of the market, the annulment of said decisions will only take effect on 30 April 2018. Un]]> Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/154-the-brussels-court-of-appeal-has-annulled-the-decisions-of-the-crc-regarding-the-wholesale-tariffs-for-access-services-to-cable-networks https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/154-the-brussels-court-of-appeal-has-annulled-the-decisions-of-the-crc-regarding-the-wholesale-tariffs-for-access-services-to-cable-networks Brussels, 27 October 2017 – On 25 October 2017, the Brussels Court of Appeal annulled the decisions of the Conference of regulators in the electronic communications sector (CRC) of 2013 regarding the wholesale tariffs for access services to cable networks and its decisions of 2016 regarding the revision of these tariffs. In order to avoid any legal insecurity and not to disturb the good functioning of the market, the annulment of said decisions will only take effect on 30 April 2018. Un]]> “DECT 6.0” cordless phones disturb mobile operators’ networks ]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/153-dect-6-0-cordless-phones-disturb-mobile-operators-networks https://www.bipt.be/en/consumers/press-release/153-dect-6-0-cordless-phones-disturb-mobile-operators-networks ]]> The Market Court confirms BIPT’s decision to reject an increase in postal tariffs in 2017