Regulator approves Proximus fibre network access tariffs

10 Mar 2021

Telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has adopted a decision on the tariffs that alternative operators must pay to use Proximus’ fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) GPON network (Bitstream Fibre GPON reference offer). Based on a cost model developed with the help of a specialised partner, the regulator concluded that Proximus’ proposed tariffs are fair – i.e. they do not exceed the costs of an efficient operator plus a reasonable margin (between 2.5% and 5% depending on connection speed) – and will allow competition to the benefit of end-users while safeguarding the incentive to invest in the rollout of optical fibre. Full details of the approved tariffs, which apply to areas where Proximus plans to deploy optical fibre on its own and not via joint ventures, can be found on the BIPT’s website.