Israel’s WiMAX policy to be completed by end-January

22 Jan 2009

Globes Online is reporting that Israel’s Ministry of Communications (MoC) has completed its hearing on WiMAX policy, and the final regulations are expected to be published by the end of the month. It is also expected that the regulator will announce a tender committee when it publishes the policy. No significant changes in the policy are expected from previous drafts, but the formulation of tenders for the licences is still understood to be unclear. Minister of Communications Ariel Atias has reportedly urged that the tender be based on the lowest price per minute, although the MoC is understood to be unsure how to implement this for the IP-based WiMAX technology.