Market analysis retail voice services


This market analysis is the third one for the markets for national telephony services.

In the 2007 Recommendation however those markets were no longer identified as markets eligible for ex ante regulation. In 2008 BIPT consequently carried out a three criteria test to see whether the market was eligible for ex ante regulation and found that the conditions for ex ante regulation were still met and that Belgacom had to be presented as an SMP company (2nd round).

During the 3rd round in 2014 BIPT examined these markets once more. The analysis of the three criteria test shows that these two retail markets are evolving towards real competition. The existing obligations imposed on Belgacom have consequently been removed.