Cellcom told to stop blocking VoIP

23 Feb 2010

Israel’s Ministry of Communications (MoC) has ordered mobile network operator Cellcom to halt blocking internet applications including VoIP, Globes Online reports. As per its licence, Cellcom must allow internet access for all online services, and the MoC claimed that, having checked the cellco’s contracts with customers that require infrastructure services and internet access, as of January 2010 the operator’s subscribers were prevented from using a number of applications, including internet telephony.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Cellcom is Israel’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, and at end-September 2009 the cellco had 3.26 million customers, of which 941,000 had signed up for third-generation services.

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