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Israel - Key Statistics, Telecommunications Market and Regulatory Overviews

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Israel - Key Statistics, Telecommunications Market and Regulatory Overviews

Israel has a very competitive and dynamic telecommunications market with one of the highest mobile penetration rates in the world and one of the highest household broadband penetration rates. This report introduces the key aspects of the market with statistics and analysis. It then goes on to overview the key regulatory issues affecting the market in some detail. Unsuccessful in stimulating competition, the Ministry of Communications will remove structural separation in exchange for the creation of a viable wholesale market.

1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
2.1 Country overview
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Israel's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Regulatory authority
4.2 Privatisation of Bezeq
4.2.1 Earlier privatisation attempts
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Israel
4.3.1 Liberalisation begins
4.3.2 Early moves towards fixed-line market liberalisation
4.3.3 Kroll Committee
4.3.4 Licences awarded to cable TV companies
4.3.5 Further competition in the international calls market
4.3.6 New domestic voice service licences and Bezeq's reaction
4.3.7 Licensing of VoIP/VOB
4.3.8 Interconnect
4.3.9 Gronau Commission
4.3.10 Hayek Commission
4.3.11 Alternative fibre network operator
4.4 Number Portability (NP)
4.5 Net Neutrality
5. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics Israel 2013
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2013
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2013
Table 4 Fixed broadband statistics 2013
Table 5 Mobile statistics September 2013
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 GDP growth and inflation 2005 - 2015
Chart 1 Israel fixed-line and mobile subscribers 2000 - 2014

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