Every operator must pay fees to BIPT following its notification. There are two types of fees: a unique fee to cover notification costs and an annual fee to cover management costs.
What are the notification costs?
A first notification requires the payment of two fees:
A registration fee: a basic amount for a notified network or service or the double fixed amount based on a combination of two notified networks and/or services.
|1. Registration fees||Amounts 2020|
|Public electronic communications network||€ 740|
|Electronic communications service||€ 740|
|Non-profit service or network||€ 136|
|Other service or network||€ 136|
|Bundled notification||€ 271|
The annual fee is calculated proportionally, by twelfths, including the month during which the request has been made to BIPT, and rounded up to the superior unit.
What is the amount of the annual fee?
The annual fee is calculated based on the relevant turnover made during the year preceding the billing year concerned. If the telecommunication activities are operated on a non-profit basis, the fee is a fixed amount and the turnover must still be declared. If you do not record any turnover (or have not recorded any turnover yet), but are still registered as an operator, the absence of turnover must also be declared.
|2. Annual administrative fee||Amounts 2020|
| Non-profit service or network
|| € 339
|€ 0 =< Turnover < € 1,000,000||€ 691|
|€ 1,000,000 < Turnover <= €5,000,000||€10,162|
|€ 5,000,000 < Turnover <= €10,000,000||€20,324|
|€ 10,000,000 < Turnover <= €50,000,000||€33,873|
|€ 50,000,000 < Turnover < €1,000,000,000||€101,618|
|Turnover > €1,000,000,000||€203,235|
Operators with a turnover above 1,240,000 EUR and intended for an end-user also take part in the financing of the Office of the Ombudsman for Telecommunications. The contribution to the Office of the Ombudsman corresponds to the amount of the financial means necessary for the functioning of the Office of the Ombudsman in the budget of the current year of BIPT, following the opinion given by the Inspection of Finances and the Consultative Committee on Telecommunications, multiplied by a coefficient equal to the company's share in the turnover of all companies concerned generated during the previous year for the activities falling within the scope of the Office of the Ombudsman. The first bracket of 1,240,000 EUR of turnover of each company is not taken into account for the calculation of the mediation fees.
What is the legal framework for these fees?
The legal framework is the Royal Decree of 7 March 2007 on the notification of electronic communications services and networks and the Act of 21 March 1991 on the reform of certain economic public companies.
You can contact us by telephone at the following number 02/226 89 32 (+32 2 226 89 32), by e-mail, or by post at the following address IBPT, Département Networks & Services, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 35, 1030 Brussels.