The BIPT

Annual report 2021

The BIPT is the federal regulatory body responsible for regulating the electronic communications market, the postal market, the electromagnetic spectrum of radio frequencies and the radio and television broadcasting in the Brussels-Capital Region.
The 2020-2022 Strategic Plan forms a common thread in the exercise of the BIPT’s competences, to ensure a reliable and competitive communications environment for everyone.

The BIPT provides essential contributions when strategic decisions are made in its fields of competence, such as in the context of the elaboration of national regulations or drafting of recommendations and reports for regional authorities, in order to guide the deployment of 5G on their territory.

The BIPT does not only exercise its powers at the national level. It also ensures that the interests of the Belgian postal and telecommunications sectors are preserved by assuming various international responsibilities, such as the presidency of BEREC in 2021.

Certain interventions of the BIPT are directly aimed at the general public. On the one hand, the BIPT verifies compliance with the legal provisions protecting users, such as the provisions facilitating switching between operators. On the other hand, the BIPT ensures that users get relevant, accurate and updated information on the various services, their prices as well as new technologies and their deployment. The BIPT provides useful tools to users to help them in their decision-making process, such as the tariff simulator besttariff.be, the data portal and the website postalpoint.be. The BIPT also informs users via animation videos on its YouTube channel and information sites such as the Parlons5G platform and infofibre.be.

Postal services Electronic communications Media

Fostering competition

Internal market development

Users’ interests

Scarce resource management

Network security

Promoting the connectivity of very high capacity networks

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