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Introduction

The Belgian telecoms market is a mature and competitive market with high penetration levels for fixed broadband services. It has seen sizable improvement in mobile broadband take-up levels over the years, but there is still scope for further growth.

Highlights

  • The Belgium government set out a new broadband strategy for the country.
  • BIPT issued a draft decision on the market for mobile call termination.
  • BIPT announced the publication of two royal decrees aimed at making it easier for customers to switch packages and change operators.

Features and Benefits

  • Presents a detailed outline of the regulatory framework for telecoms in Belgium.
  • Offers an overview of spectrum policy, auctions, and licensing.
  • Includes a description of wholesale regulation for fixed and mobile services.

Key questions answered

  • What are the current remedies imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in Belgium?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in Belgium?
  • What is within the scope of the national broadband plan and universal service obligation in Belgium?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges

Other services subject to regulation

  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service provider
  • Universal service fund

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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