Monday, 23 February 2009

Israeli ISP NetVision contemplates joining mobile market - Israel

NetVision is reported to be considering entering the soon-to-be deregulated Israeli mobile market. If such a move took place the company would establish itself as an MVNO and would most likely utilise the network of its sister company, Cellcom Israel.

Although no concrete information has been obtained from the company, an executive confirmed that the matter was ‘under consideration’.

NetVision’s plans are thought to have been prepared in response to the possibility of main rival 012 Smile Communications market entry, who have declared an interest in the sector but as of yet haven’t released any formal details or plans.

This fervent new MVNO speculation comes on the back of draft legislation announced by the Israeli Ministry of Communications in January 2009 which will allow the introduction of MVNOs in the Israeli mobile sector.