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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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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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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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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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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