All the consumers
Does an operator have the right to install fibre on a façade?
The BIPT publishes a fibre map showing FTTH roll-out. This map can be found on the BIPT data portal.
Fibre roll-out falls within various jurisdictions, both local and regional. This page gives an overview of the competent authorities or organisations involved, but it is by no means exhaustive.
As for the local competences and permits the local town council and/or the police should be contacted.
Sharing fibre infrastructure
For a customer it may be interesting to have a choice between various providers for his broadband connection. An optical fibre network can be shared between different operators: to that end the operator who rolls out the optical fibre network has to grant other operators access to his network. Sometimes he is forced to do so (by the BIPT for instance), but the operator can also voluntarily conclude commercial contracts with other operators.
Find your answer in one of the following sections:
Questions and answers
In this section you can find the answers to a number of frequently asked questions, for each target group: end-users, operators, authorities or syndics.
Apartment building owners, syndics and property developers
This page describes what is important for apartment building owners, syndics and property developers to know when FTTH is rolled out in their street (if it is next to their apartment building) and regarding in-building connections. A summary is also given of the existing obligations when you are planning to construct a new house or want to carry out a (considerable) renovation.
Homeowners and apartment owners
This page describes what is important for citizens to know when FTTH is rolled out in their street and possibly attached to their house or introduced into their apartment. A summary is also given of the existing obligations when you are planning to construct a new house or want to carry out a (considerable) renovation.
Rights and duties
Telecom operators have certain rights but the same goes for the owners of a building. In addition, certain obligations apply when a telecom operator is rolling out his network which may be different between homes or apartments and apartment buildings. On these pages we compile the rights and obligations of each target group.