Israel Telecommunications Report

Published 02 December 2014

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Israel Telecommunications Report

BMI Industry View

BMI View : The Israeli government's decision to force incumbent operator Bezeq to open wholesale access to its wireline infrastructure will catalyse investment and growth in the country's broadband sector. This will create much needed growth opportunities for mobile operators and ensure the telecoms market can keep up with the demands of Israel's vibrant IT market.

Key Data

  • Mobile subscriptions declined by 0.3% y-o-y in the 12 months to June 2014. This was a total net subscription loss of 28,000.

  • The rate of decline of the market share weighted average ARPU accelerated in H114, with a decline of 6.1% compared to a decline of 4.7% in FY13.

  • The fixed telephony and fixed broadband markets recorded mixed fortunes in FY13, with a contraction in the former and positive growth in former.

Key Trends & Developments

Under Israel's existing regulatory framework, two companies,  Bezeq and  Hot Telecom are licensed broadband infrastructure providers, while several other companies such as  Cellcom-owned  012 Smile and  Partner CommunicationsNetvision are only licensed to provide broadband access services. This regulatory framework has discouraged investment and competition in the broadband market. Without licences to build and operate their own infrastructure and without regulation forcing down wholesale access costs, there have been few commercially viable ways for alternative service providers to challenge Bezeq and Hot with competitively priced broadband offerings. However, new regulations announced in November 2014 forcing Bezeq to open wholesale access to its DSL infrastructure will catalyse competition and open new growth opportunities for Israel's struggling mobile operators and their fixed-line and broadband subsidiaries.

Israeli mobile operators  PelephonePartner Communications and Cellcom all launched limited 4G networks between mid-July and early August 2014. Cellcom and Partner have re-farmed existing spectrum in...

BMI Industry View
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SWOT
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Mobile
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Wireline
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Political
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Economic
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Business Environment
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Industry Forecast
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Mobile
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Table: Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data & Forecasts (Israel 2011-2018)
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Wireline
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Table: Telecoms Sector - Wireline - Historical Data & Forecasts (Israel 2011-2018)
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Industry Risk Reward Ratings
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Industry Risk Reward Index
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Table: MENA Q115 Risk/Reward Index
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Market Overview
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Mobile
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Table: Regional Perspective
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Table: Israeli Mobile Market, Q214
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Table: Market Overview
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Table: Cellcom
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Table: Partner
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Table: Pelephone
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Table: HOT
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Middle East And North Africa Mobile Content
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Wireline
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Table: Bezeq Fixed-Line Operating Data, 2006 - 2014
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Table: Bezeq's ADSL Indicators, 2007 - 2014
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Industry Trends And Developments
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Regulatory Development
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Table: Israel: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
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Competitive Landscape
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Table: Key Players - Telecoms Sector
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Table: Revenues Of Selected Operators (USDmn)
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Company Profile
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Bezeq/Pelephone
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Partner Communications
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Regional Overview
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Table: Ericsson Major Contract Wins, Q413-2014
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Demographic Forecast
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Table: Population Headline Indicators (Israel 1990-2025)
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Table: Key Population Ratios (Israel 1990-2025)
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Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Israel 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group (Israel 1990-2025)
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Table: Population By Age Group % (Israel 1990-2025)
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Glossary
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Table: Glossary Of Terms
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Methodology
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Industry Forecast Methodology
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Sources
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Risk/Reward Index Methodology
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Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
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Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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The Israel Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Israel's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Israel Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Israel.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Israel to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Israeli telecoms market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Israel's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Israel.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts and views, covering the ARPU, fixed-line, mobile (including 3G & 4G), internet and broadband markets.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the wireline and wireless sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecast Scenario

Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast.

  • Fixed-line Telephony – Telephone lines (‘000); telephone lines/100 inhabitants.
  • Cellular Telephony – Mobile phone subscribers (‘000); mobile phone subscribers/100 inhabitants; and where available, 3G & 4G subscribers (‘000); 3G & 4G subscribers/100 inhabitants; 3G & 4G subscribers as a percentage of overall mobile market.
  • Internet Markets – Internet users (‘000); internet users/100 inhabitants; broadband internet subscribers (‘000); broadband internet subscribers/100 inhabitants.

BMI’s Telecommunications Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (vendors, operators and suppliers) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide an Indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Data Analysis

Detailed market analysis of the mobile, mobile content, fixed-line and internet segments, broken down into:

  • Market Data – Analysis of market size, operator shares, dominant trends, competitive landscape and key quarterly data.
  • Technology/Service Rollout – Analysis of rollout/adoption of new technology, such as 3G & 4G, WiMAX, IPTV, pay-TV, LTE and valueadded handset services (gaming, music, video, apps etc.).
  • Mobile Content – The latest trends in content and services available and being introduced by mobile operators, including a timeline of all the latest major mobile content developments.
    Company Database – A comprehensive breakdown of KPIs of the leading mobile operators, including subscriber figures by type (pre-paid and post-paid); 3G & 4G subscriber figures; net additions; market share; ARPU; churn rates; minutes of use; voice and non-voice revenue; financial figures (including operating revenues, net profits and EBITDA).

Regulatory Environment

Details of the regulatory bodies and their responsibilities, as well as a special focus on the rules surrounding competition and interconnection. Also covers the latest updates in the market’s development and regulatory rulings.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Telecommunications Reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.

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