Bezeq to increase ADSL upload speeds

21 Sep 2006

Israel’s fixed line incumbent Bezeq says it will increase the upload speeds of a number of its broadband ADSL packages at no extra cost to users. The telco says that the upload connections of ‘most’ of its broadband services will be increased to at least 10% of download speeds. The upgrade will begin in October and take ‘several months’ to complete. Higher speed accounts will be upgraded first with others following incrementally. As part of the revamp Bezeq has also cut the monthly tariff of its 5Mbps service to ILS99 (USD22.9), down from ILS149. It will not, however, be increasing the upload speed of the 5Mbps service, which currently stands at 250kbps, or 5% of the download speed, and neither will its 750kbps/96kbps service be affected.