“DECT 6.0” cordless phones disturb mobile operators’ networks

Brussels, 16 October– After a first communication in 2013, BIPT warns again against illegal “DECT 6.0” cordless telephones, which are not intended for the European market. These DECT (“Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications”) devices come from the United States and...

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BIPT has updated its telecommunications services quality barometer

Brussels, 4 October 2017 – BIPT has updated its telecommunications services quality barometer. Available online since end 2016, it gathers eight indicators relating to the operators’ operational service efficiency. By publishing these results, BIPT aims to improve transparency and thus...

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BIPT publishes the results of its annual survey on the telecom users’ perception

Brussels, 31 August 2017 – Based on the results of the annual consumer survey conducted by BIPT, users were rather satisfied with the services and prices offered. Users found it was sometimes difficult to compare prices and services and often knew nothing of the basic rights regarding...

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BIPT publishes the results of its impact assessment regarding consumer protection rules

Brussels, 10 August 2017 – In 2016, BIPT conducted an ex-post impact assessment of the Belgian federal regulation regarding consumer protection in electronic communications law. The results highlight the improvements made in a range of areas and make legislative and regulatory recommendations...

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BIPT publishes a benchmark price study of telecom products for small companies

Brussels, 2 August 2017 - For the fourth time since 2014 BIPT publishes a study comparing the prices of telecom products for small companies in Belgium with the prices in the neighbouring countries. Companies with a relatively modest consumption of telecommunications services face relatively high costs...

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Telecom and media regulators publish a new market analysis regarding the broadband internet and television broadcasting markets

Brussels, 7 July 2017. Today, the Vlaamse Regulator voor de Media, the Conseil supérieur de l’Audiovisuel, the Medienrat, and BIPT publish their draft decisions on the broadband Internet and broadcasting markets. The regulators confirm that the networks of Proximus, Brutélé,...

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Investments in the telecom sector reach record height in 2016

Brussels, 27 June 2017 - Today BIPT published the annual statistics relating to the telecom sector in 2016. Investments from the telecom sector amply exceeded 1.5 billion euro in 2016. The total turnover from the telecom sector, including TV, continued to soar, reaching 8.39 billion euro. The increasing...

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The Market Court has approved the market analysis decision regarding the leased lines

Brussels, 23 June 2017 – In its judgement of 7 June 2017, the Market Court approved the main principles of the BIPT market analysis on the leased lines market. The obligations imposed on Proximus (dominant operator in this market) remain thus applicable, except for one obligation ...

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BIPT publishes a study on the Belgian market for parcel delivery in the context of e-commerce activities

Brussels, 14 June 2017 – Because of the increasing importance of e-commerce BIPT wants to gain more insight into the parcel sector in the context of e-commerce. At the request of BIPT KPMG has mapped out what obstacles hinder the development of the e-commerce sector. The study, presented to...

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BIPT publishes new coverage maps and a new quality barometer

Brussels, 9 June 2017 – BIPT has updated its maps of the fixed and mobile Internet access in Belgium and its telecommunications services quality barometer. The fixed coverage maps, which are published with a higher degree of accuracy, enable the consumers and public authorities to monitor the...

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