The Belgian telecoms market is regulated, the BIPT being the regulatory body. The BIPT performs market analyses in which competition in the market is analysed. When there is insufficient competition, obligations can be imposed on dominant operators, such as the obligation to open up their networks to other operators.
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This page expands on the BCRD or the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive, a European Directive including measures to lower the roll-out costs of telecom networks by focussing on sharing infrastructure and on co-executing civil works.
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.
This page gives an overview of the operators registered with the BIPT as providers of fibre services in Belgium. The survey lists the operators who provide (part of) their services by means of fibre, even if the services themselves may vary strongly from operator to operator. In addition, an operator's fibre offer may also depend on the location. The survey contains the following lists:
What is optical fibre and how does it work? This page contains a short introduction to this technology.
These pages will offer you an answer to a number of general questions about fibre.
On this page you will find more information on KLIP, the Flemish platform for the exchange of information regarding cables and pipelines.
This page focuses on GIPOD, the Flemish platform that collects the information about civil works, events and disruptions in the Flemish public domain.