The BIPT makes extra spectrum available for 4G

Brussels, 20 February 2020 – At the request of a Belgian company the BIPT makes available the spectrum that is still free of the 4G frequency band 2.6 GHz following a planned new auction. By doing so the BIPT responds to a rising market demand for spectrum based on the existing legislative...

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The BIPT suggests a temporary solution allowing the introduction of 5G and ensuring the continuity of 2G and 3G rights

Brussels, 31 January 2020 - In order to allow an initial roll-out of 5G in Belgium and to ensure the continuity of the service provision for current 2G and 3G licence holders, the BIPT proposes different solutions. It wants to be able to renew the 2G and 3G user rights once the licence will have expired...

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BIPT imposes a fine on Telenet and Proximus for non-compliance with the rules on the identification of prepaid users

Brussels, 21 January 2020 – In its decisions of 14 January 2020, BIPT imposed a € 150,000 fine on Proximus and a € 88,782 fine on Telenet for non-compliance with the regulation regarding the prior identification of end-users of prepaid cards. Several controls...

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The BIPT is publishing its international comparative price study for 2019

The study published by the BIPT on its website today reveals varying results for the comparison of the residential prices for telecom products in Belgium with its neighbouring countries. As regards the bundles that are most representative for our country (including an Internet speed of at least 100...

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BIPT updates its network quality data

BIPT has updated its website bipt-data.bewith recent data on the quality of Belgian telecommunications networks. These data show that 97% of households have access to 100 Mbps via a fixed connection. 4G is available outdoors on 97% of the territory. A study reveals the high quality of voice and...

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BIPT continues to regulate high-quality connectivity

Brussels, 17 December 2019 - BIPT has published today a decision regarding the wholesale high-quality access market. High-quality services differ from “standard” broadband services by characteristics such as dedicated connections, symmetrical speeds or very limited packet loss. This concerns...

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The parcel segment boosts the postal market and the postal points network

The observatory published by BIPT reveals that the postal market grew by 5% in 2018. The parcel and express segment even grew by 12.3%. This results in the need for all postal operators to have a wide postal points network.

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BIPT monitors radio equipment with regard to compliance and harmful interference

Brussels, 22 October 2019 – Smartwatches, Bluetooth headphones, remote-controlled toys... are on all wish lists for Santa Claus. But are all the presents in Santa’s bag safe and legal? Download file (PDF 0.17 MB) > NL / FR

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Inquiry about the users’ perception of the Belgian electronic communications market (2018)

Brussels, 2 October 2019 – Apps to make calls or send messages over the Internet, the so-called “over-the-top” services (OTTs), such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are more and more popular. This is demonstrated by the latest consumer survey of BIPT. The satisfaction scores are...

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BIPT approves bpost's increase in postal tariffs for 2020

Brussels, 27 September 2019 – BIPT has approved an average increase in the postal tariffs of bpost of 11.4%. As a consequence, as of 1 January 2020, bpost will be allowed to raise the tariffs for the small users basket, i.e. the national and international standard letters and parcels for private...

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