Minister wants to make it easier Belgians switch between digital TV providers




The Belgian Minister for Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo wants a new law making it easier to switch to another provider of digital television. Meanwhile, Mobistar started to let users test its cable offerings.

Secretary of Digital Agenda wants to capture in the new legislation that if a customer changes the new entrant is responsible for all the administrative tasks. This must change easier. Such rules already apply to providers of mobile telephony.

The new law should come next year. De Croo has also announced that telecom regulator BIPT also get important role in maintaining the new rules. A spokesman for Belgacom late Datanews know that they welcome such legislation.

Mobistar has started the first public test on cable, so writes ZDnet. The provider after the opening of the cable networks to access the network of Telenet and VOO. The first trials are held among a group of customers from the district of Charleroi but later will follow more cities.

During the trial on the cable network are tested by Mobistar the installation process and the various services. If the trials successful, then, Mobistar in the course of 2015 to enter the market with its cable offerings.


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