Israel Telecommunications Report

Published 11 November 2015

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Quarterly report providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecommunications industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast Scenario, Telecommunications Risk Reward Index, Market Overview, Regulatory Environment, Company Profiles and Competitive

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Israel Telecommunications Report
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BMI View: We are concerned about the sustainability of the Israeli mobile market business model as a multitude of operators are competing in the market with very different business models. The traditional three large operators: Pelephone, Cellcom and Partner are losing subscribers at an increasingly alarming pace. Furthermore, the financial health of these three companies is further dwindling at a rapid pace. The market is being aggressively forced to bare the price competitiveness pressures being exerted by Golan and MIRS, both low cost operators. Both of these operators have significantly altered the competitive dynamics of the market and we fear that organic growth may not be able to return. The three large companies may struggle to find organic growth as 3G / 4G uptake and data services, high drivers of growth, are not present in the market to a degre e that will allow easy capitalis ation.

Dwindling Industry Financials
Source: BMI, Operators. Note: Data includes the three large providers: Pelephone, Partner and Cellcom. Data does not include Golan, MIRS or MVNOs.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

  • Pelephone, Partner and Cellcom, the three largest operators are rapidly losing revenue and subscribers at an increasingly alarming rate to low cost providers such as MIRS and Golan. The low-cost providers have been able to aggressively undercut the market and capture large shares based on low costs and low value services.

  • France-based company Orange has decided to terminate its agreement with Partner in 2017 and will pay EUR90mn to Partner so that it can rebrand itself. Furthermore, lawmakers have fiercely denounced the sale of Golan to a local rival and are supporting a foreign company to take over the profitable carrier as they are concerned about the negative impacts of consolidaton.

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BMI Industry View
SWOT Analysis
Industry Forecast
Israel Industry Forecast 2016
Table: Telecoms Sector - Israel Historical Data & Forecasts 2013-2019
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Table: Key Trends In Industry Risks And Rewards, Q116
Table: MENA Telecoms Risk/Reward Index, Q1 2016
Market Overview
Israel Market Overview 2016
Regulatory Development
Table: Israel: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities
Competitive Landscape
Table: Key Players - Telecoms Sector
Table: Israel Mobile Market Overview 2013-2015
Table: Cellcom Overview 2013-2015
Table: Partner 2013-2015
Table: Pelephone 2013-2015
Table: Golan Telecom 2013-2015
Table: MIRS 2013-2015
Company Profile
Partner Communications
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Israel 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Israel 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Israel 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Israel 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Israel 1990-2025)
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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).


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.


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.