BIPT imposes a 136,800 euro fine on VOO because the latter has failed to indicate the Internet volume used on its monthly fixed broadband Internet invoices. That fact was revealed during a verification by BIPT of the invoices from Brutélé and Nethys, which together market the VOO offer...

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Brussels, 29 March 2017 - On 29 August 2016 bpost submitted to BIPT its annual proposal for tariff increases for the small users basket (representative postal services used by private persons and small businesses). For the first time BIPT refused this price increase as the tariffs in question do not...

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Brussels, 24 March 2017 – BIPT has extended the user rights of Broadband Belgium in the 3.5 GHz frequency band by 5 years. Since 31 March 2016, Broadband Belgium has taken over these user rights valid until 25 April 2019 from b.lite and Mac Telecom with the agreement of BIPT. As a result of the...

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On 15 March 2017 the Market Court annulled the BIPT Decision of 25 August 2016 regarding the wholesale tariffs for fixed call termination services for procedural reasons. The Court reproaches BIPT for not having consulted the Belgian Competition Authority, which was necessary according to the Court...

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Brussels, 14 March 2017 - Today, Viapass, BIPT, the Regions and the federal traffic police have carried out a joint action, specifically to check on the use of so-called ‘jammers’ in lorries to evade the kilometre-based tax. The checks took place simultaneously at three locations in the...

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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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