Bezeq and HOT battle for broadband customers

4 Jan 2006

During 2005 Bezeq added 150,000 broadband customers to its ranks to take its total to 800,000, giving it a 66% market share. HOT, the cable joint venture between Tevel, Matav Cable and Golden Channels, claimed 417,000 subscribers at the same date, an increase of 95,000 in twelve months. According to Bezeq, more than 50% of its customers are connected to packages with speeds of over 1.5 Mbps. Its newest 5Mbps offering is reported to have signed up ‘thousands’ of customers in three months.