BIPT publishes a report on the impact of a fourth mobile operator

Brussels, 12 July 2018 - Today the telecom watchdog releases its report on the impact of a potential fourth mobile network operator. That report has been commissioned by the Vice-premier and Minister of Telecommunications, Alexander De Croo, after interest was affirmed to become an active fourth mobile...

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BIPT imposes a fine on Lycamobile

Brussels, 2 June 2018 - This year, BIPT has found several infringements committed by Lycamobile for non-observance of rules regarding prior identification of end-users of prepaid cards. Therefore, a 225,183 euro fine is imposed on Lycamobile. BIPT forces Lycamobile to introduce immediately a system...

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Telecom and media regulators adopt a decision for more competition and more choice in the broadband and broadcasting markets

Brussels, 29 June 2018. After the green light from the European Commission, the CRC has paved the way for more competition in the broadband and broadcasting markets. Measures, such as further opening of all networks (including optical fibre), lowering the wholesale tariffs, new access conditions (e.g....

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BIPT publishes a communication regarding mobile coverage and the use of wireless connections inside buildings

Brussels, 19 June 2018 - BIPT publishes today on its website a communication regarding mobile coverage and the use of wireless connections inside buildings. Thereby, BIPT answers to the many questions of users looking for simple solutions to be able, at home, to make phone calls or use the Internet...

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More than half of the Internet connections are ultra-fast lines above 100 MB

Record level of investment in the telecommunications sector as well   Brussels, June12, 2018 – the publication of the annual statistics of BIPT relating to the telecommunications sector shows a record level of investment and a rising turnover. Concerning the Internet, we found that 52% of...

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The European Commission authorises the CRC to finalise the analysis of the broadband Internet and television broadcasting markets

Brussels, 29 May 2018 – On 25 May, the European Commission adopted a decision concerning the draft market analysis of the CRC (the Conference of telecommunications and media regulators, i.e. BIPT, the CSA, the Medienrat and the VRM). In its decision, the European Commission made comments concerning...

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Notification by the CRC to the European commission of draft decisions regarding the broadband internet and television broadcasting markets

Brussels, 2 May 2018 – On 27 April 2018, the CRC, the Conference of regulators in the electronic communications sector, which brings together the CSA, BIPT, the Medienrat and the VRM, adopted the draft decisions regarding the analysis of the broadband Internet and television broadcasting markets....

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For the second consecutive year bpost does not meet the objective imposed regarding the  delivery times for traditional letter post

Brussels, 3 april 2018 - The annual BIPT inspection of compliance with the delivery times by bpost shows that the legal quality standard for the delivery of domestic traditional letter post items was not met in 2016. BIPT therefore imposes a remedy upon bpost in the form of a compulsory investment to...

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The Market Court refers the matter of Skype to the Court of Justice of the European Union

Brussels, 2 March 2018 – The question as to whether Skype is a telecom operator, as assessed by BIPT, shall be submitted by the Belgian Market Court to the Court of Justice of the European Union. A judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union shall be valid for all Member States

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