International call rates capped

Brussels, 9 May 2019 – On 15 May 2019, the international rates will be capped both for fixed and mobile services. From that time on it will be cheaper for residential users to call or text from Belgium to another EU country. In principle, operators will not be able to charge more than 19 euro...

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BIPT imposes a new fine on Lycamobile

In a Decision of 24 April 2019 and due to non-compliance with a previous Decision of BIPT and with the regulation on the prior identification of end-users of prepaid cards, BIPT imposed a €394,070 fine as well as a new series of mandatory measures on Lycamobile. Download File (PDF...

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BIPT launches a consultation on the regulation of high-quality access

Brussels, 29 March 2019. BIPT publishes today its draft decision on the wholesale high-quality access telecoms market (leased lines and similar services). The draft decision indicates that Proximus continues to be dominant in this market which primarily interests undertakings. As a consequence, BIPT...

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BIPT imposes a 300,000 euro administrative fine on Telenet for not indicating transfer data on certain invoices

Brussels, 4 March 2019 – BIPT has published today a decision imposing a 300,000 euro administrative fine on Telenet. BIPT has imposed this fine because Telenet did not indicate the Easy Switch ID in a straightforward manner on the invoices of its business customers having subscribed...

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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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