Once or twice a year, BIPT paints a “picture” of the applicable rates on the residential market for electronic communications services. Hundreds of tariff plans are analysed according to pre-established consumption profiles. This way, consumers can compare telecommunications products (fixed telephony, prepaid and postpaid mobile telephony, fixed Internet and fixed triple play) available on the market.
Each year since 2012, BIPT carries out a comparative price study of telecommunications products in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. More than 500 tariff plans for residential users are analysed in order to compare the price level of telecommunication products in the Belgian market with the one that applies for similar products in neighbouring countries.
Since 2012, BIPT has a thorough survey carried out about the perception of consumers on the functioning of the electronic communications market in Belgium.
The survey makes it possible to assess the level of information of the consumers, as well as the impact of the measures taken to regulate the electronic communications market.
The survey results are reported annually.