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Israel - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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Israel - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
Published: September 30, 2021
BuddeComm
Content info: 150 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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Israel to close GSM and 3G networks by end-2025

Israel's developed economy largely revolves around high technology products, primarily used in the medical, biotechnology, agricultural, materials, and military industries. The country also attracts investment in its cyber-security industry, and has established itself as a hub for thousands of start-up companies.

To underpin these developments, Israel has developed a robust telecoms sector. Household broadband penetration is high, with a focus on fibre-network deployment. Bezeq offers FttP services with data rates of up to 2.5Gb/s.

LTE services are almost universally available, while the August 2020 multi-spectrum auction also enabled the MNOs to provide services based on 5G. In coming years, 5G will be supported by moves to close down GSM and 3G networks in stages through to the end of 2025, with the physical assets and spectrum to be repurposed for LTE and 5G use.

BuddeComm notes that the outbreak of the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on production and supply chains globally. During the coming year the telecoms sector to various degrees is likely to experience a downturn in mobile device production, while it may also be difficult for network operators to manage workflows when maintaining and upgrading existing infrastructure.

Overall progress towards 5G may be postponed or slowed down in some countries.

On the consumer side, spending on telecoms services and devices is under pressure from the financial effect of large-scale job losses and the consequent restriction on disposable incomes. However, the crucial nature of telecom services, both for general communication as well as a tool for home-working, will offset such pressures. In many markets the net effect should be a steady though reduced increased in subscriber growth.

Although it is challenging to predict and interpret the long-term impacts of the crisis as it develops, these have been acknowledged in the industry forecasts contained in this report. The report also covers the responses of the telecom operators.

Key developments:

  • Telecom regulator concludes 5G auction, proposes end to all interconnection rates, sets timeline for the closure of GSM and 3G networks by end-2025;
  • Bezeq launches its fibre network, offering data rates of up to 2.5Gb/s;
  • Research Committee awards second-round 5G-related grants to innovative companies;
  • Bids made by Cellcom and Partner Communications for 018 Xfone;
  • Universal Service Obligations on Bezeq and HOT Telecom help extend broadband availability to 99% of households;
  • Report update includes Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2021, assessment of the global impact of Covid-19 on the telecoms sector, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Bezeq, Bezeq International, Pelephone, HOT Telecom, HOT Mobile, Cellcom, 013 NetVision, Partner (Formerly Orange), 012 Smile, Xfone, Golan Telecom (Electra Communications), Israel Broadband Company (IBC); Remi Levy, Mobile 019.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Key statistics

Regional Middle East Market Comparison

  • Introduction
  • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
  • Fixed and mobile broadband penetration

Country overview

Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector

  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market

  • Market analysis

Regulatory environment

  • Regulatory authority
  • Fixed-line developments
    • Privatisation of Bezeq
    • Telecom sector liberalisation
    • Licences awarded to cable TV companies
    • Competition in the international calls market
    • New domestic voice service licences
    • Licensing of VoIP/VOB
    • Interconnect
    • Gronau Commission
    • Hayek Commission
    • Alternative fibre network operator
    • Number Portability (NP)
    • Net Neutrality
    • Wholesale
  • Mobile network developments
    • Connection charges
    • Licensing
    • LTE spectrum
    • 5G spectrum
    • Roaming
    • MTR
    • Early termination fee reduction
    • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • Network sharing

Mobile market

  • Market analysis
    • Merger activity 2019/2020
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
    • 5G
    • 4G (LTE)
    • 3G
    • GSM
    • Mobile broadband
  • Major mobile operators
    • Cellcom
    • Partner Communications
    • Pelephone (Bezeq)
    • HOT Mobile
    • Golan Telecom
  • MVNOs

Fixed broadband market

  • Market analysis
  • Broadband statistics
  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • Israel Broadband Company (IBC)
    • Partner
    • Bezeq
    • HOT
  • Other fixed broadband services
    • Fixed wireless (Wi-Fi and WiMAX)

Telecommunications infrastructure

  • National telecom network

Fixed network operators

  • Introduction
  • Bezeq
  • Altice (HOT) Telecom
  • 013 NetVision (Cellcom)
  • 012 Smile Telecom (Partner)
  • 018 Xfone/Marathon Telecommunications

International infrastructure

  • Submarine cable networks
  • Satellite networks
    • AMOS/Spacecom Satellite Communications

Smart infrastructure

  • Smart grids

Digital economy

  • e-Banking

Appendix - Historic Data

Glossary of abbreviations

Related reports

List of Tables

  • Table 1 - Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Israel - 2021 (e)
  • Table 2 - Israel - evolution of GDP and inflation in Israel - 2011 - 2025
  • Table 3 - Major mobile operators' monthly mobile ARPU (ILS / month) - 2013 - 2021
  • Table 4 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 5 - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscriber and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 6 - Market share of mobile subscribers by technology - 2019 - 2025
  • Table 7 - Development of Cellcom's consolidated financial data (ILS billion) - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 8 - Development of Cellcom's consolidated EBITDA, capex (ILS billion) - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 9 - Change in the number of Cellcom's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 10 - Decline in Cellcom's annual churn rate - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 11 - Development of Partner's financial data (ILS million) - 2009 - 2021
  • Table 12 - Change in the number of Partner's mobile subscribers and churn rate - 2009 - 2021
  • Table 13 - Decline in Pelephone's mobile revenue - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 14 - Change in the number of Pelephone's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 15 - Change in the number of Pelephone's contract and prepaid subscribers (million) - 2014 - 2021
  • Table 16 - Change in Pelephone's annual churn rate - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 17 - Development of HOT Mobile's financial data (€ million) - 2013 - 2021
  • Table 18 - Change in the number of HOT Mobile's mobile subscribers (million) - 2010 - 2021
  • Table 19 -Increase in internet user penetration - 2009 - 2021
  • Table 20 - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 21 - Change in the number of Bezeq's fixed broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2021
  • Table 22 - Growth in the number of Cellcom's fixed broadband subscribers - 2015 - 2021
  • Table 23 - Growth in the number of HOT Telecom's fixed broadband subscribers - 2012 - 2021
  • Table 24 - Change in Bezeq's annualised retail broadband ARPU - 2010 - 2021
  • Table 25 - Average bundled broadband speed per retail Bezeq customer - 2009 - 2021
  • Table 26 - Growth in the number of Partner's fixed broadband subscribers - 2019 - 2021
  • Table 27 - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by platform - 2011 - 2019
  • Table 28 - Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2011 - 2026
  • Table 29 - Development of Bezeq Group's financial data (ILS billion) - 2009 - 2021
  • Table 30 - Change in Bezeq's fixed voice traffic - 2010 - 2021
  • Table 31 - Development of HOT Telecom's fixed revenue - 2014 - 2021
  • Table 32 - Growth in the Cellcom's fixed revenue - 2014 - 2021
  • Table 33 - Growth in the Partner's fixed revenue - 2011 - 2021
  • Table 34 - Historic - Israel - fixed lines in service and teledensity - 1995 - 2010
  • Table 35 - Historic - Israel - Internet users and penetration - 1995 - 2008
  • Table 36 - Historic - Israel - fixed broadband subscribers - 2001 - 2010
  • Table 37 - Historic - Major mobile operators' market share by subscribers - 2010 - 2017
  • Table 38 - Historic - Israel - PC penetration - 2002 - 2008
  • Table 39 - Historic - Israel - mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1995 - 2010
  • Table 40 - Historic - Cellcom - consolidated revenue - 2005 - 2010
  • Table 41 - Historic - Cellcom - mobile subscribers and ARPU - 2005 - 2010
  • Table 42 - Historic - Bezeq fixed access lines and monthly ARPL - 2003 - 2010
  • Table 43 - Historic - Pelephone - revenue and operating profit (NIS billion) - 2003 - 2010

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 - Middle East - mobile subscriber and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 2 - Middle East - fixed and mobile broadband subscriber penetration
  • Chart 3 - Major mobile operators' monthly mobile ARPU - 2013 - 2021
  • Chart 4 - Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 5 - Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscriber and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 6 - Development of Cellcom's consolidated financial data - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 7 - Development of Cellcom's consolidated EBITDA, capex - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 8 - Change in the number of Cellcom's mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 9 - Decline in Cellcom's annual Churn rate - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 10 - Development of Partner's financial data - 2009 - 2021
  • Chart 11 - Change in the number of Partner's mobile subscribers and churn rate - 2009 - 2021
  • Chart 12 - Decline in Pelephone's mobile revenue - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 13 - Change in the number of Bezeq (Pelephone's) mobile subscribers - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 14 - Change in the number of Pelephone's contract and prepaid subscribers (million) - 2014 - 2021
  • Chart 15 - Change in Pelephone's annual churn rate - 2011 - 2021
  • Chart 16 - Development of HOT Mobile's financial data - 2013 - 2021
  • Chart 17 - Change in the number of HOT Mobile's mobile subscribers (million) - 2010 - 2021
  • Chart 18 - Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 19 - Change in the number of Bezeq's fixed broadband subscribers - 2010 - 2021
  • Chart 20 - Growth in the number of Cellcom's fixed broadband subscribers - 2015 - 2021
  • Chart 21 - Growth in the number of HOT Telecom's fixed broadband subscribers - 2012 - 2021
  • Chart 22 - Change in Bezeq's annualised retail broadband ARPU - 2010 - 2021
  • Chart 23 - Growth in the number of Partner's fixed broadband subscribers - 2019 - 2021
  • Chart 24 - Change in the number of fixed broadband subscribers by platform - 2011 - 2019
  • Chart 25 - Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity - 2011 - 2026
  • Chart 26 - Development of Bezeq Group's financial data (ILS billion) - 2009 - 2021
  • Chart 27 - Change in Bezeq's fixed voice traffic - 2010 - 2021
  • Chart 28 - Development of HOT Telecom's fixed revenue - 2014 - 2021
  • Chart 29 - Growth in the Cellcom's fixed revenue - 2014 - 2021
  • Chart 30 - Growth in the Partner's fixed revenue - 2011 - 2021

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 - 5G spectrum auction results - August 2020