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Israel - Fixed-line Market, Broadband and Digital Media - Overview and Statistics


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Israel - Fixed-line Market, Broadband and Digital Media - Overview and Statistics

Several companies provide fixed-line services in Israel. Nevertheless, the incumbent Bezeq still controls most of the domestic fixed voice market. Bezeq's main competitor is cable company HOT Telecommunication Systems, which supplies bundled packages including cable TV, broadband, and fixed telephony. Other competing companies provide Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. In the broadband market, Bezeq is the country's only ADSL network operator and HOT is the only cable network operator. The same duopoly can be seen in Israel's pay TV market, where HOT is the only provider of cable TV while YES TV, owned by Bezeq, is the only provider of satellite TV.

Key developments:

The government has sold its final remaining 0.97% interest in Bezeq; Israel's Antitrust Authority has given Bezeq conditional permission to merge with its satellite TV affiliate YES; the existing structural separation between fixed-line network operators and their ISPs and international telephony affiliates is being replaced with accounting separation; the Israel Broadband Company (IBC) has launched a superfast internet service under the brand name Unlimited.

Companies covered in this report:

Bezeq, Bezeq International, HOT Telecom, 013 Netvision, 012 Smile Telecom, Xfone 018/Marathon Telecom, Israel Broadband Company, AMOS, Walla!, Nana 10, Yes TV.


1. Synopsis
2. Fixed network operators in Israel
2.1 Overview of operators
2.2 Bezeq
2.3 HOT Telecom
2.4 013 NetVision (Cellcom)
2.5 012 Smile Telecom (Partner)
2.6 Xfone 018/Marathon Telecommunications
3. Telecommunications infrastructure
3.1 National telecom network
3.2 International infrastructure
3.2.1 Submarine cable networks
3.2.2 Satellite networks
4. Wholesaling
4.1 Overview
5. Broadband access market
5.1 Overview
5.2 Broadband and internet statistics
5.3 ADSL and cable networks
5.4 Fibre to the x (FTTx)
5.4.1 Unlimited (Israel Broadband Company)
5.5 WiFi
5.6 WiMAX
6. Digital economy/digital media
6.1 Overview
6.1.1 E-government
6.1.2 Walla! Communications Ltd
6.1.3 Nana 10
6.2 Smart cities/smart communities
7. Digital broadcasting
7.1 Overview of the broadcasting market
7.2 Regulatory issues
7.3 Cable TV
7.3.1 Cable TV background
7.4 Satellite TV
7.5 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
7.6 Broadband TV (IPTV)
7.7 Video-on-Demand (VoD)
7.8 Web TV
8. Related reports
Table 1 Bezeq divisional revenues 2008 2014
Table 2 Bezeq fixed access lines and monthly ARPL 2003 - 2014
Table 3 HOT fixed voice, TV and internet subscribers 2009 - 2014
Table 4 HOT financial data 2012 - 2013
Table 5 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 - 2014
Table 6 Internet users and penetration 1997 - 2014
Table 7 Fixed broadband subscribers 2001 - 2014
Table 8 Bezeq ADSL subscribers and ARPU 2005 - 2014
Table 9 Average broadband speed per Bezeq customer 2007 - 2014
Table 10 PC penetration 2002 - 2014
Table 11 International internet bandwidth 2005 - 2013
Table 12 YES revenue and profit 2007 - 2014
Table 13 YES subscribers, market share, and ARPU 2004 - 2014
Chart 1 Broadband subscribers and penetration versus PC penetration 2002 2014

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