Opinions

Articles 3 to 7 of the Act of 17 January 2003 on the status of the regulator of the Belgian postal and telecommunications sectors are in force since 3 July 2006, the day when the royal decree of 14 June 2006 organising the composition and operation of the Consultative Committee on Telecommunications was published in the Moniteur belge.
Article 6 of the Act of 17 January 2003 lays down that all recommendations of the Committee are published in the Moniteur belge. The explanatory memorandum specifies that this can be done by referring to a website where the full text of the opinion can be consulted.
Although it has not been laid down legally, the Committee already decided during its plenary session of 14 December 2005 to publish all future opinions and recommendations on the Internet.

The Committee renders opinions and recommendations based on:
- the Act of 21 March 1991 (Budget of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman);
- the Act of 17 January 2003 (Recommendations regarding the activities of BIPT);
- the Act of 17 January 2003 (Recommendations on its own initiative, or at the request of the Minister or the Institute); 
- the Act of 13 June 2005 (Operators’ general terms and model contracts). The former Article 108, § 3, which constituted the legal basis for providing opinions on the general terms and model contracts of operators, was amended by the Act of 10 July 2012, as a result of which that legal basis has been abolished and the Committee does not render any opinions any more since that time.

Below you will find per type and in chronological order a list of the various recommendations and opinions rendered by the Committee since December 2005.


Recommendations regarding the activities of BIPT


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    28-11-2016 Recommendations regarding the activities of BIPT - 2015
    15-09-2015 Recommendations regarding the activities of BIPT - 2014
    17-09-2014 Recommendations regarding the activities of BIPT - 2013
11-09-2013 Recommendations regarding the activities of BIPT - 2012
16-10-2012 Recommendations regarding the activities of BIPT - 2011
23-03-2011 Recommendations regarding the activities of BIPT - 2010
03-02-2010 Recommendations regarding the activities of BIPT - 2009

13-10-2008 Recommendations regarding the activities of BIPT - 2008
Some linguistic errors have been noticed in the French version of the opinion after approval.   The plenary meeting of 11 March 2009 approved a posteriori the adaptation of these errors.  Therefore, the opinion displayed on the website is the version such as it was approved by the plenary meeting of 11 March 2009 after the necessary linguistic corrections.
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Recommendations on its own initiative, or at the request of the Minister or BIPT


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24-02-2016 Opinion on the integration of the Consultative Committee on Telecommunications into the Central Council for the Economy as referred to in Article XIII.17 of the Code of Economic Law
03-03-2015 Memorandum "A digital agenda for Belgium"
19-02-2014 Opinion on the draft national plan "A digital agenda for Belgium"
07-02-2014 Opinion on BIPT's draft strategic plan 2014-2016, as submitted for public consultation on 17 January 2014
23-04-2013 Opinion regarding the radiation standards in the Brussels Capital Region
04-07-2012
Opinion on local rates and the ruling given by the Constitutional Court
12-04-2011 Recommendations on the preliminary bills transposing Directive 2009/136/EC (“Citizens' Rights Directive”) and Directive 2009/140/EC (“Better Regulation Directive”)
12-04-2011 Memorandum to the Government : "Digital Belgium: a new ICT policy to bank on the future !"
08-02-2010 Recommendations regarding the draft bill pertaining to various provisions on telecommunications
27-05-2009 Opinion on the draft of the document containing BIPT’s comments regarding the content of certain provisions of Title IV of the Act of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications
05-05-2008 Memorandum to the Government : "Information society : with renewed dynamism back to the top !"
31-01-2007 Opinion "How to improve broadband penetration in Belgium ?"
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Budget of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman


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20-12-2017 Opinion on the draft budget 2017 of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman
21-12-2016 Opinion on the draft budget 2017 of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman
16-12-2015 Opinion on the draft budget 2016 of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman
17-12-2014 Opinion on the draft budget 2015 of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman
19-02-2014 Opinion on the draft budget 2014 of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman
27-02-2013 Opinion on the draft budget 2013 of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman
23-11-2011 Opinion on the draft budget 2012 of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman
15-12-2010 Opinion on the draft budget 2011 of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman
23-12-2009 Opinion on the draft budget 2010 of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman
07-10-2009 Opinion on the budget 2009 of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman
24-09-2008 Opinion on the budget 2008 of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman
13-06-2007 Opinion on the budget 2007 of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman
07-06-2006 Opinion on the budget 2006 of the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman
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Operators' general terms and model contracts

The former Article 108, § 3, which constituted the legal basis for providing opinions on the general terms and model contracts of operators, was amended by the Act of 10 July 2012, as a result of which that legal basis has been abolished and the Committee does not render any opinions any more since that time.



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04-07-2012 Opinion on the change to the terms and conditions for VOO
29-02-2012 Opinion on the general conditions of Billi
29-02-2012 Opinion on the general conditions of Colruyt Mobile
15-12-2010 Opinion on the change to the terms and conditions for Telenet
15-12-2010 Opinion on the change to the terms and conditions for Belgacom
31-03-2010 Opinion on the general conditions of ACN ’s digital telephony using bought ACN equipment
23-12-2009 Opinion on the terms and conditions of KPN Belgium for Telephony, Internet and Mobile Telephony
27-05-2009 Opinion on the terms and conditions for Belgacom’s Mobile Telephony Service
11-03-2009 Opinion on the change to the terms and conditions for VOO
24-09-2008 Opinion on the change to the terms and conditions for Telenet Mobile and the Telenet Telephone services
19-12-2008 Opinion on the change to the terms and conditions for Telenet Mobile, the Telenet Internet services and the Telenet Telephone services
19-12-2008 Opinion on the change to the terms and conditions for the Belgacom Telephone service
26-09-2007 Opinion on the change to the terms and conditions for the Telenet Internet services and the Telenet Telephone services
13-06-2007 Opinion on the terms and conditions and the model contracts of "Proximus subscription" and the terms and conditions of "Pay&Go"
04-04-2007 Opinion on the terms and conditions and the model contracts of ACN for Telephony
04-04-2007 Opinion on the terms and conditions and the model contracts of Brutélé for Internet and Telephony
20-12-2006 Opinion on the general terms and model contracts of BASE
27-09-2006 Opinion on the terms and conditions and the model contract for Telenet Mobile
27-09-2006 Opinion on the terms and conditions and the model contracts for the Mobistar fixed and mobile service and the Mobistar ADSL service
27-09-2006 Opinion on the terms and conditions and the model contracts for TELE2 All In
27-09-2006 Opinion on the change to the terms and conditions for the Belgacom "Telephone Service"
29-03-2006 Opinion on the general terms and model contracts of Carrefour (1 Mobile)
29-03-2006 Opinion on the general terms and model contracts Euphony fixed lines services and Euphony ADSL services
29-03-2006 Opinion on the modification of the general terms of the Belgacom Telephony service
14-12-2005 Opinion on the terms and conditions and the model contracts for Versatel Telephony - Free Calls
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