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Israel Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2018: Investment in Israel’s Telecoms Infrastructure Under the Spotlight - ResearchAndMarkets.com

October 3, 2018

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 3, 2018--The “Israel - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband - Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Investment in Israel’s telecoms infrastructure under the spotlight

Israel has a highly developed telecoms sector with wide coverage of fixed broadband services as well as both 3G and 4G mobile broadband available. The Communications Minister has however expressed concern that the highly competitive mobile market had caused operators profits to decline and this in turn was driving down the investment directed towards developing and updating infrastructure. This may create problems if the infrastructure cannot keep up with future demand.

Israel offers a highly competitive mobile sector, with several operators all competing for customers who enjoy cheap 3G mobile services. While 4G coverage in Israel is significant, the adoption of such services remains below 20% and this has been partly attributed to the prohibitive cost of services and devices.

Israel has a very high household internet penetration rate, almost all of which are broadband connections. There are various competing broadband platforms the DSL and fibre network of fixed-line incumbent Bezeq, the HFC network of HOT and the fibre network from Partner. Bezeq and HOT are both subject to broadband universal service obligations which has resulted in fixed broadband being available to 99% of all households.

Israel has developed worldwide recognition has a premier location for start-up incubation and many innovations have emerged from the country over the past few years. Interest in the high-tech sector is still a key growth area for Israel with the US and China, in particular, setting up and investing in various research labs and solutions. Recently Israel turned its attention towards the opportunities presented by the growing cyber-security sector.

Key Developments:

There are concerns being raised that telecoms infrastructure investment is falling behind in Israel. The regulator recently approved a network sharing and hosting deal between Cellcom and Electra (which has acquired Golan Telecom). In mid 2017 the Israel Securities Authority launched an investigation into Bezeq regarding possible securities law violations. In mid-2016 both Cellcom and Partner were given approval by the MoC to purchase a controlling stake in Israel Broadband Company (IBC).

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Bezeq Bezeq International Pelephone HOT Telecom HOT Mobile Cellcom 013 NetVision Partner (Formerly Orange) 012 Smile Xfone Golan Telecom (Electra Communications) Israel Broadband Company (IBC) Remi Levy Mobile 019

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INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY INTERNET TELECOMMUNICATIONS MOBILE/WIRELESS

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