The Brussels Court of Appeal largely supports the Belgian Telecom Regulator’s decision on retail fixed telephone access markets (Belgacom / IBPT)

Background The decision, which is under appeal, is adopted on 19 June 2006 by the Belgian post and telecom regulator, the BIPT/IBPT (Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications). Sector specific regulation for electronic communications, as harmonized on European level and transposed in Belgium mainly by Act of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications, authorizes the BIPT/IBPT to define and analyze relevant markets and impose remedies on operators having significant market power. Decisions however can only be taken after consultation of the interested parties, the NCA and the European Commission (the so called “Article 7-procedure”). The decision at hand of the BIPT/IBPT relates to the markets for access to the public telephone network at a fixed location for

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Dieter Gillis, The Brussels Court of Appeal largely supports the Belgian Telecom Regulator’s decision on retail fixed telephone access markets (Belgacom / IBPT), 1 June 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 13771

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