Gronau Committee recommends Bezeq triple-play

13 Mar 2008

According to Israeli online news site Globes, the Gronau Committee has published a long-awaited report on competition in the local telecoms market. One of the main recommendations of the committee is to allow Bezeq and its subsidiaries to market a triple-play service package, on the proviso that its local access network is fully unbundled. The committee also ruled that as long as Bezeq’s market share in the local call market was greater than 60% (it currently stands at 88%), the existing mandatory tariff scale set out by the Ministry of Communications should remain in place. As for cellular communications, the committee recommended the opening up of the cellular communications market to new competitors, calling for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to be encouraged.