Golan Telecom increases data bundles

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Israeli operator Golan Telecom is upgrading its internet package to 3 GB. According to Globes, the move comes in response to a similar offer from WallaMobile. The company decided to respond immediately by making its package terms equal to those of WallaMobile for internet. Starting 05 December, Golan Telecom’s ILS 37 package will include 3 GB of web surfing monthly, …

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Israel opens up fixed broadband market to competition

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Government expects Bezeq to lose 600,000 landline customers by the end of 2017 as a result of market reforms. Israel’s outgoing minister of communications on Monday announced plans to open up the country’s fixed-line market to competition, according to local press reports. The move will bring to an end the effective dupoloy on the market held by telecoms incumbent Bezeq …

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Cellcom raises ILS 330 mln in debt offering (Israel)

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Cellcom, the Israeli operator announced that it raised ILS 329 million in a debt offering. The company issued ILS 106 million of Series H debentures at an interest rate of 1.98 percent per annum, linked to the Israeli Consumer Price Index. It also raised ILS 223 million from Series I debentures carrying interest of 4.14% per annum. Cellcom stated the net proceeds will …

EditorCellcom raises ILS 330 mln in debt offering (Israel)

Amobee to acquire Adconion, Kontera for nearly USD 360 mln

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Mobile advertising company Amobee, a SingTel subsidiary, has signed agreements to acquire Adconion Direct North America and Adconion Australia (together, Adconion) as well as Kontera Technologies. Via these acquisitions, Amobee plans to strengthen its mobile-led digital marketing technology and services offering across all channels and screens for global brands. Adconion will be acquired for USD 235 million, as reported by …

EditorAmobee to acquire Adconion, Kontera for nearly USD 360 mln

Flash Networks identifies mobile video viewing frustration leads to churn (Israel)

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Flash Networks, a global provider of intelligent mobile Internet solutions, revealed that minimum quality of experience levels lead to subscribers abandoning video viewing and downloads. As per a report by the company, data was collected from Flash Networks’ installed base of dozens of tier-one operators, representing hundreds of millions of subscribers, using Harmony Analytics platform. The Flash Networks study revealed …

EditorFlash Networks identifies mobile video viewing frustration leads to churn (Israel)

Apple releases new iPad in South Korea and 11 additional countries (USA)

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Apple launched the new iPad, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, in South Korea and 11 additional countries on Friday, April 20. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video. The new …

EditorApple releases new iPad in South Korea and 11 additional countries (USA)

Mobile handsets to soon be operated by touchless hand gestures (South Korea)

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In what could revolutionize the way customers use their mobile handsets, Korean handset manufacturer Pantech has reportedly announced that it plans to launch an Android handset which offers users a touchless gesture recognition technology which will in turn be provided by the Israeli firm ‘eyeSight’. As per reports, Pantech has said that the handset will enable users to perform tasks …

EditorMobile handsets to soon be operated by touchless hand gestures (South Korea)

Nokia, RIM lead mobile market, Apple lags behind (India)

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While Apple iPhone’s have become quite the rage across the world, India, the world’s second largest mobile phone market, receives fewer handsets than most of the smaller markets, as per recent reports. Nokia and Research In Motion have been the most successful in India’s mobile market with 602 million subscribers. Analysts suggest that one of the reasons for Apple’s lower …

EditorNokia, RIM lead mobile market, Apple lags behind (India)

Cellcom signs agreement with Home Center Mobile (Israel)

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Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) Home Center Mobile, a unit of DIY chain Home Center has signed a deal with leading Israeli cellular provider, Cellcom Israel Ltd. Under this agreement Home Center Mobile, a customer of Cellcom, will sell mobile phones and offer discounted tariff plans in an attempt to compete with other mobile carriers. This deal is the latest …

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Fifth mobile operator license finally granted (Israel)

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Golan Telecom has finally been awarded the fifth new mobile operator license in Israel. The announcement came following Golan Telecom’s depositing the necessary bank guarantees to secure the license. Incidentally, Golan Telecom had only emerged third in the recent license auction. The two higher bidders being 018 Xfone Communications and Select Communications which were eventually disqualified as they failed to …

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