Pele-Phone Communications Ltd. has obtained a license to test VoIP inland telephony services. For one year, The company will provide 8,500 private and business customers combined wireless and wireline VoIP services. The amount of the license is the same as in other VoIP telephony licenses. Only Golden Lines International Communication Services Ltd. uses its licence to date.
The company will now compete against its parent company Bezeq Ltd. for telephony customers with new acquirence of the license. The granting of a VoIP telephony license for Bezeq International, another Bezeq subsidiary, has already become an argument between The Ministry of Communications and Bezeq International Ltd.
“Pele-Phone is preparing for convergence at the services and technological levels now underway in the communications market. This test is another step in the convergence process. Inland telephony calls could be an important growth engine in a saturated market. At the end of the test, we’ll examine providing combined wireless and VoIP inland telephony services.” said Pele-Phone CEO Gil Sharon.