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Belgian regulator finds no problems with end to payphones

Wednesday 3 January 2018 | 15:10 CET | News
Scrapping the universal service for telephone booths and telephone books did not have any negative consequences for end users, Belgian regulator BIPT concluded after a study. Belgacom/Proximus started removing telephone booths in 2013 after the legal obligation was lifted. Fixed and mobile telephony are available and affordable alternatives to the payphone, and a telephone directory is no longer required with the internet. Various companies offer a website, a number service and/or a paper guide, with advertising. BIPT will therefore not reestablish the universal service obligation.

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Categories: General
Companies: Belgacom / BIPT / Orange / Proximus / Scarlet / Telenet / Voo
Countries: Belgium
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