Israel approves one way roaming rules for new carriers

Israel’s Communications Ministry has approved one-way roaming to help lower entry barriers for the new mobile carriers.

The ministry published its decision on nationwide roaming, which regularizes the obligation of current mobile carriers to allow the two newly approved carriers to use their networks. The ministry reportedly decided that the roaming will be one-way.

Current carrier Mirs Communications, which is also one of the winners in the tender, wanted a “ping pong” model, which would allow its roaming subscribers to switch to a host network and switch back when returning to an area covered by it.