BIPT opens consultation on new wholesale cable rates

16 Apr 2020

The Belgian Institute for Post and Telecommunications (BIPT) has published its draft decisions regarding the reference offers proposed by Brutele, Voo and Telenet for wholesale cable access to their broadband and TV services. The reference offers follow a decision by the conference of regulators (CRC) on 29 June 2018, which imposed a series of measures based on a new market analysis of broadband and TV broadcasting operators with significant market power. Comments on the three separate draft decisions can be submitted until 19 May.

In a statement last week, Orange Belgium complained the rates were substantially higher than those included in the draft proposal in July 2019, leading to ‘wholesale charges that are clearly above and beyond the level of ‘fair charges’.