The BIPT is publishing its international comparative price study for 2019

The study published by the BIPT on its website today reveals varying results for the comparison of the residential prices for telecom products in Belgium with its neighbouring countries. As regards the bundles that are most representative for our country (including an Internet speed of at least 100...

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BIPT updates its network quality data

BIPT has updated its website bipt-data.bewith recent data on the quality of Belgian telecommunications networks. These data show that 97% of households have access to 100 Mbps via a fixed connection. 4G is available outdoors on 97% of the territory. A study reveals the high quality of voice and...

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BIPT continues to regulate high-quality connectivity

Brussels, 17 December 2019 - BIPT has published today a decision regarding the wholesale high-quality access market. High-quality services differ from “standard” broadband services by characteristics such as dedicated connections, symmetrical speeds or very limited packet loss. This concerns...

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The parcel segment boosts the postal market and the postal points network

The observatory published by BIPT reveals that the postal market grew by 5% in 2018. The parcel and express segment even grew by 12.3%. This results in the need for all postal operators to have a wide postal points network.

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BIPT monitors radio equipment with regard to compliance and harmful interference

Brussels, 22 October 2019 – Smartwatches, Bluetooth headphones, remote-controlled toys... are on all wish lists for Santa Claus. But are all the presents in Santa’s bag safe and legal? Download file (PDF 0.17 MB) > NL / FR

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Inquiry about the users’ perception of the Belgian electronic communications market (2018)

Brussels, 2 October 2019 – Apps to make calls or send messages over the Internet, the so-called “over-the-top” services (OTTs), such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are more and more popular. This is demonstrated by the latest consumer survey of BIPT. The satisfaction scores are...

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BIPT approves bpost's increase in postal tariffs for 2020

Brussels, 27 September 2019 – BIPT has approved an average increase in the postal tariffs of bpost of 11.4%. As a consequence, as of 1 January 2020, bpost will be allowed to raise the tariffs for the small users basket, i.e. the national and international standard letters and parcels for private...

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The Market Court dismisses the actions against the regulation of the broadband Internet and broadcasting markets

Brussels, 6 September 2019 – In a ruling of 4 September 2019 the Market Court considered unfounded the appeals of Telenet, Brutélé and Nethys against the decisions of the CRC of 29 June 2018 obliging them to open their networks to competitors.

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Consultation on new wholesale tariffs for access to the cable operators’ networks

Brussels, 5 July 2019 - BIPT and the media regulators have published draft decisions proposing new monthly wholesale tariffs for access to the cable operators’ networks. These draft decisions aim at promoting competition by ensuring that alternative operators pay a fair tariff to use these networks....

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BIPT publishes the 2018 annual report of the electronic communications sector

Brussels, 28 June 2019. The annual statistics report of the electronic communications sector published by BIPT shows a high investment rate in 2018. Although the increase in electronic communications prices is slowing down for the second year in a row in 2018, we are still lagging behind compared to...

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