The Market Court annuls the BIPT Decision on wholesale tariffs for fixed call termination services

On 15 March 2017 the Market Court annulled the BIPT Decision of 25 August 2016 regarding the wholesale tariffs for fixed call termination services for procedural reasons. The Court reproaches BIPT for not having consulted the Belgian Competition Authority, which was necessary according to the Court...

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Viapass, BIPT, Regions and traffic police check for jammers in lorries

Brussels, 14 March 2017 - Today, Viapass, BIPT, the Regions and the federal traffic police have carried out a joint action, specifically to check on the use of so-called ‘jammers’ in lorries to evade the kilometre-based tax. The checks took place simultaneously at three locations in the...

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The KMI/IRM and the BIPT work together to detect radar interference

Brussels, 23 february 2017 – The Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (KMI/IRM) and the BIPT work together to detect radar interference. Radar images can be disturbed by transmitters that use the same frequency band as the radar (around 5 GHz). Those are often powerful Wi-Fi transmitters...

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Postal users want a high-standard service and are open to more modern postal applications

Brussels, 21 February 2017 - A qualitative study  conducted by BIPT shows that letter post has been largely functionalised in the meantime, parcels having assumed the postal items emotional value.  Furthermore postal users attach importance to a close-knit, carefully located network of access...

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Belgium generally maintains an average price level compared to its neighbours

Brussels, 13 December 2016 - Today BIPT published a benchmarking study of the residential prices of telecom products in Belgium and in our neighbouring countries (the Netherlands, France, Germany, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom). Belgium generally maintains an average price level compared...

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Postal observatory BIPT 2015

Important trends: continuing decrease of the letter post and increase of parcels and express services; on average one parcel per capita is sent each month Brussels, 6 December 2016 - Since the beginning of 2012 BIPT observes the postal activities market in Belgium. 22 companies are involved,...

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Scarlet fined by BIPT due to faulty communication about tariff changes

Brussels, 3 November  2016 - On 1 December 2015 Scarlet changed its tariffs. Some prices were lowered, other prices went up and also a few discounts disappeared. Scarlet announced these changes just by speaking of a “simplification” of the tariffs on the second page of the bills. As...

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BIPT publishes a telecommunications services quality barometer

Brussels, 13 October 2016 - BIPT publishes a telecommunications services quality barometer. The tool, which is online as of today, consists of several indicators relating to the various operators’ performance. By publishing this quality of service barometer BIPT hopes to create more transparency...

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BIPT requests that bpost rectifies the inadequate compliance with the delivery times

Brussels, 10 October 2016 - The annual inspection by BIPT of the compliance with the delivery times by bpost shows that the legal standard regarding quality for the delivery of domestic priority single piece letter post items was not complied with in 2015. The results for the delivery times of the other...

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BIPT publishes the results of its annual survey on the telecom users’ perception

Brussels, 31 August 2016 - BIPT publishes the results of its annual survey on the users’ perception of the Belgian electronic communications market. Even though consumers experience some problems regarding service quality, they are rather satisfied. The service quality barometer soon to be published...

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