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

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

Israel's fixed line sector has recently undergone an important reform with the government opening up the market to wholesale rental. Traditionally, the incumbent Bezeq controlled most of the domestic fixed voice market in Israel and while it is still a dominant force; the market is now open to competition. Cable operator, Hot Telecom is Bezeq'a main competitor for fixed service market share. However in February 2015, the MoC announced broadband reform had come into effect and that telecom companies would be able to purchase Internet infrastructure from Bezeq and HOT Telecom at wholesale prices. This allows Israel's alternative operators to now also offer fixed voice, internet and television services.

Israel has developed worldwide recognition has a premier location for start-up incubation and a number of innovations have emerged from the country over the past few years. Interest in tech start-ups 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. The start-up sector is fuelling digital economy and digital media developments in Israel.

Key developments:

Israel's Antitrust Authority gave 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 Introduction
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. Smart infrastructure
5.1 M2M/IoT
5.2 Smart grids
5.3 Smart cities
6. Broadband access market
7. Introduction and statistical overview
7.1 Market analysis
7.2 Broadband statistics
8. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and cable networks
8.1 Introduction
9. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FttH)
9.1 Introduction
9.1.1 Unlimited (Israel Broadband Company)
9.2 Fixed wireless (WiFi and WiMAX)
10. Competition issues
10.1 Wholesale
11. Digital economy
11.1 Introduction
11.1.1 Start-ups
11.2 e-Commerce
11.3 e-Banking
11.4 e-Government
11.5 e-Health
11.6 e-Education
12. Digital media
12.1.1 Introduction
12.2 Advertising
12.3 Videostreaming
12.4 Social media
12.5 On line gaming and gambling
12.6 Communications: VoIP
13. Related reports
List of Tables and Charts
Table 1 Bezeq revenue, operating profit, EBITDA 2008 Q2 2015
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 - 2014
Table 5 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 - 2015
Table 6 Internet users and penetration 1997 - 2015
Table 7 Fixed broadband subscribers 2001 - 2015
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 - 2014
Table 12 YES revenue and profit 2007 - 2014
Table 13 YES subscribers, market share, and ARPU 2004 - 2014
Table 14 - Israel Facebook stats compared to other Middle East countries - July 2015
Chart 1 Broadband subscribers and penetration versus PC penetration 2002 2014

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