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Partner Looking to Build its Own Fixed-Line Network

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Israeli mobile network operator, Partner Communications says that it has submitted a letter to the Ministry of Communications seeking permission to deploy its own nationwide fixed line infrastructure using fiber optics.

Over the last few weeks, the Company has been conducting economic and feasibility studies of the project.

Partner said that its goal would be to deploy a fiber-optic based infrastructure as part of its overall strategy to become a comprehensive telecommunications group.

Among the alternatives being considered to deploy the infrastructure, the company is focusing on taking advantage of the passive wholesale market that allows the installation of independent fixed-line infrastructure, including using Bezeq's cable ducts.

The company noted though that the project's success will require the support and assistance from the Ministry of Communications and other relevant regulatory entities.

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