Bpost’s rival wins over Ciney: 20 cities persuaded to open up their market
Thursday, 24 January 2019
Namur’s First Instance Court vindicated last week TBC-Post — Bpost’s rival — and forced the city of Ciney to open up its postal market, L’Echo publishes on Thursday. Mosaic, the company behind TBC-Post, scores in its fight for a truly liberalized market.
The postal market opened up to competition on 1 January 2011, and Mosaic received its postal operator license on 21 May 2013 from BIPT. Municipalities are now under the obligation to attribute their mail order through tender calls, but they do not, preferring to assign their mail to the historic distributor.
Mosaic thus contacted all of the towns to remind them of their obligation: in vain. It then turned to justice, attacking in court approximately sixty municipalities across the country.
Out of the sixty towns, twenty have completed a transaction with TBC-Post, committing themselves to open up their market. Among the remaining forty, Ciney is the first case to have gone to court, according to L’Echo.