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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BIPT imposes a decrease of the termination rates  for fixed networks in Belgium

Brussels, 30 August 2016 - Following a strict process and taking into account the European recommendations, BIPT adopted a decision aiming to reduce the fixed networks termination rates. Based on the results of a new cost model BIPT imposes upon the fixed telephony operators a termination rate of 0.092...

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Skype fined by BIPT regarding the SkypeOut telecom service

Brussels, 15 July 2016 – Skype did not want to notify itself as a provider of electronic communications services for the SkypeOut service to the BIPT. Therefore it violates the Act. Because Skype did not notify itself as an operator, it by-passes the obligations imposed by the legislation...

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BIPT publishes a study benchmarking the telecom product prices on the business market

Brussels, 14 July 2016 - For the third time, BIPT publishes a study comparing the prices for telecom products on the business market in Belgium with the prices in our neighbouring countries (Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands). Compared to the other study countries the Belgian...

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The Brussels Court of Appeal annuls a CRC decision on the analysis of the broadband internet markets

Brussels, 6 July 2016 - On 29 June 2016 the Brussels Court of Appeal annulled the decision of the Conference of Regulators of the electronic communications sector (CRC) renewing the analysis of the broadband Internet markets aiming to allow the alternative operators access to Proximus’s fixed...

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A new boost for the electronic communications sector in 2015

Brussels, 16 June 2016 - Today BIPT published the annual statistics relating to the telecoms sector in 2015. The general market context shows that the telecom market grew by 2.4% in 2015: revenue from the television market increased by 4.9%, the mobile market grew by 2.9% and on the fixed market the...

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The ERGP -  Public consultation on the 'ERGP Medium Term Strategy 2017-2019' by means of a discussion document

For the first time the ERGP is drafting an “ERGP Medium Term Strategy” for the 2017-2019 period. The ERGP calls for written input on the draft strategy through a discussion document containing specific questions. Written input should be submitted by 20 June at the latest.   You...

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BIPT publishes a comparison of the cheapest telecom tariffs on the Belgian residential market

Brussels, 19 May 2016 – BIPT has compared prices of telecom products on the residential market in Belgium. The price comparison was made on 1 March 2016 and shows the price differences between the cheapest tariff plans of telecom operators in the following market segments at the time: mobile...

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New roaming tariffs as from 30 April 2016

Brussels, 29 April 2016 - Starting from tomorrow, 30 April 2016, telecom operators will only be allowed to add a capped surcharge to the domestic tariff. As a consequence calling, texting and surfing the Internet abroad will possibly be a lot cheaper, but it pays for customers to stay alert.

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