Israeli international telephony services provider Xfone Communications is seeking to expand into the wireless arena and has applied to the Ministry of Communications for a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licence.
The licence will enable XFone to offer cellular services without building. XFone president Rafi Dick said ‘MVNO services are in use worldwide and their introduction in Israel will bring call rates down and increase competition. I am convinced that this move will revolutionise cellular call tariffs, as it has done in other progressive countries’. Other companies to have expressed an interest in acquiring MVNO licences include iDEN operator MIRS and cableco HOT.