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Israeli cellco Pelephone has announced the launch of its HSPA network, using equipment supplied by Ericsson. According to Pelephone CEO Gil Sharon the 3.5G infrastructure has required an investment of ILS1 billion (USD278 million) and represents the first in a series of strategies to improve capacity and services.
The Israeli government has announced that it will permit the launch of MVNOs on the local market. The ministry of communications said that several companies have already expressed their interest for various new business models, including full MVNO. The government expects that the entry of more mobile operators to the market, along with the already existing number postability, will boost competition and encourage operators to come up with more attractive offers for customers. The ministry has prepared a draft ‘Licence for the provision of mobile telephony services involving the use of a mobile telephony network of another company’, and has laid down the main conditions and requirements of applying for an MVNO licence. There are currently three main mobile network operators in Israel: Orange, Pelephone and Cellcom.