Israel Debates Permitting MVNOs in the Market

July 3, 2009

post_iconIsrael’s Knesset, or Parliament is debating plans to permit the launch of MVNOs in the country. ¬≠The Economic Arrangements Bill, being debated by the Knesset Economics Committee, accompanys the state budget and includes a clause to permit MVNOs in the country. The Ministry of Communications initially proposed plans for MVNOs earlier this year. The incumbent operators have until this week to lodge their opinions on the new legislation, and the Knesset is expected to vote on the bill around the middle of next month. If passed, then MVNOs could start applying for licenses within a couple of months. The legislation gives the network operators up to six months to come to a commercial agreement with any licensed MVNO – after which the government would step in to impose an agreement. The country has been debating the entry of MVNOs since at least 2007, when a report from National Economic Research Associates, commissioned by the regulator came down in favour of their services. The network operators in turn responded with their own study, carried out by LECG, which came to the opposite conclusion.

Source: Cellular News


Cellcom’s vision of the mobile world

November 8, 2008
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In the beginning of the week, TheMarker published an extensive interview with Cellcom CMO, Adi Cohen named “Cellcom will became a content brand”. Actually Mr Cohen expressed his opinion in a full spectrum of mobile issues. The main points are listed below: Read the rest of this entry »


The MVNO era begins!

September 17, 2008
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The calcalist published yesterday a rumour, saying that Cellcom is preparing strategic plans in order to be ready for The MVNO reform. For those who don’t remember or prefer to repress, the Ministry of communication is trying to start the MVNO services for several years – without any success till now.

Maybe the fact that Cellcom is actually doing something in this direction means that their assessment is the MVNO’s will finally appear by the end of the year (matching the promise of the Minister). Read the rest of this entry »