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Introduction

In the mature and competitive Belgian market, the regulator, the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT), has recently focused its efforts on measures to enhance consumer protection.

Highlights

  • The BIPT has also been active in deregulating markets now found to be competitive, such as the market for fixed retail services, and has looked to award more spectrum for LTE to mobile 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

  • Other services subject to regulation in Belgium
  • 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

Markets susceptible to regulation

  • Markets susceptible to regulation in Belgium

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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