Belgian Internet Service Providers Association

By bringing together not only access and service providers but also hosting and transit providers, ISPA aims to serve as a rallying point for the Internet industry so as to ensure that the potential of the Internet is used to the full, from the point of view of both consumers and professionals.

ISPA considers it to be vitally important to take account of the opportunities offered by the rapid and ongoing expansion of the Internet sector, where investments amounted to € 1.3 billion in 2011 and which accounts for over 22,000 direct jobs. In addition to the indirect contributions made to society, the Belgian Internet economy and the 1,356 million registered domain names are themselves a major source of activity and investment for the economy and employment.

The Internet has become an integral part of our society through over 3.65 million active connections in Belgium, and it is in this sector, characterised by innovation and new technologies, that ISPA actively supports the role of the industry through its various activities.

  • ISP’s require clarification after Data Retention Directive is declared to be invalid

    ISP’s require clarification after Data Retention Directive is declared to be invalid

    Today, 8th April, the European Court of Justice declared the European Data Detention Directive of 2006 to be invalid. The Court declared that the Directive, which has only recently been transposed into Belgian law, significantly impacts on the fundamental freedoms of European citizens and is disproportionate.

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  • Market Survey 57 - Q3/2013

    Market Survey 57 – Q3/2013

    The number of residential connections grew to a total of 3.046.462 connections in Belgium. This represents an increase of 0.77% over the third quarter.

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