Telecoms news from Israel
Israel's Alvarion has completed the previously announced deal to sell its carrier licensed division to Telrad Networks, but for less than originally expected. ...more.
Israeli mobile network operator, Cellcom has reported that its first-quarter revenues fell by 20.5 percent to NIS 1.,26 billion (US$345 million) as the company continued to suffer the effects of heightened competition and regulatory challenges. ...more.
Israel took a step closer to releasing radio spectrum that can be used for 4G services, after the Ministry of Defense agreed to release spectrum it is occupying. ...more.
Facebook is reported to be preparing to make another billion dollar mobile acquisition, with a deal to buy Israeli location-based services provider, Waze. ...more.
Just under a million Israeli mobile phone customers have switched networks over the past six months, the Ministry of Communications has announced. ...more.
Israel based Radcom has reported that its revenues for the first quarter increased by 9% to $4.6 million compared with $4.2 million in the first quarter of 2012. ...more.
Israel's Alvarion has named Assaf Katan as its Acting CEO, effective immediately. He is replacing Hezi Lapid who resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer last week after just a year in the role. ...more.
Struggling Israeli wireless infrastructure vendor, Alvarion has announced that Hezi Lapid has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. ...more.
Israel's Golan Telecom was the top gainer of new subscribers last month, while the MVNO, YouPhone came second, followed by Hot Mobile. ...more.
Israel's Partner Communications has made an out-of-court settlement with a customer who claims he contracted cancer from using one of the company's mobile phones. ...more.
Israeli mobile network operator, Cellcom has reported that its fourth-quarter revenues fell by 14.4% to NIS 1.41 billion as the company continues to be hurt by local industry competition and regulatory tightening of the market. ...more.
Singapore's SingTel and Amdocs have opened a joint development center in Israel as part of SingTel's plan to increase investments in research and development. ...more.
Iaraeli mobile network operator, Partner Communications has reported that its fourth-quarter revenues fell by 21% to NIS 1.3 billion, although the company was able to turnaround the income and report a net profit of NIS 102 million, ...more.
Israel's troubled wireless vendor, Alvarion has announced the sale of its carrier licensed division to Telrad Network for US$6.1 million, ...more.
Israel's Ministry of Communications has reported that the "dramatic rise" in switching mobile customers continued through the 4th quarter of 2012. ...more.
Israel's Pelephone has restored its network services after it suffered a four-hour outage over the weekend affecting its entire customer base. ...more.
Struggling Israeli wireless equipment vendor, Avarion is reported to be in talks that could see it being bought by the USA based security solutions provider, DVTel, ...more.
Apple is reportedly seeking to bolster the quality of its in-house mapping service through the acquisition of an Israeli start-up that has developed a novel navigation service. ...more.
Israel's mobile phone industry has been hit by its first ever strike as hundreds of Pelephone staff walked out in protest over the company's refusal to recognise a trade union. ...more.
The Russian and Israeli telecoms regulators have signed an agreement on working towards lowering the cost of mobile roaming between the two countries. ...more.