Bezeq starts legal appeal as it looks to cancel structural separation

15 Feb 2019

Israeli fixed line incumbent Bezeq is filing a petition in the High Court of Justice as it seeks to obtain the ‘immediate cancellation of the structural separation’ within the group. In a press release regarding the development, Bezeq noted that it has opted to pursue a legal challenge after the Ministry of Communications (MoC) failed to respond to requests from the telco related to the matter. The telco has claimed that, in its opinion, it has met ‘all the conditions justifying and obliging cancellation of the structural separation’ which were set out in a May 2012 policy document published by the regulator.

Alongside this, Bezeq has also announced that its board of directors has approved requests from operating units Pelephone (mobile), Bezeq International (ISP) and DBS Satellite Services (pay-TV) to obtain approval from the MoC for a change to the corporate structure. As per the plans, the entire business and assets of each of the subsidiaries would be transferred to separate limited partnerships, which would be wholly owned by Bezeq.