Fixed-Mobile Convergence Regulatory Point of View Daniel Rosenne Director General, Ministry of Communications, Israel firstname.lastname@example.org Presentation Agenda What is Fixed-Mobile Convergence? Market realities: Mobile versus Fixed The future: unified regulation Example: the case of Israel
Regulatory Point of View
Director General, Ministry of Communications, Israel
Seamless Services, regardless of type of network.
One stop shopping/one bill - bundling of fixed and mobile services.
Integrated services - cellular service positioning as fixed replacement.
Ensuring fair competition - Fixed versus mobile, Mobile versus value added services.
Fixed versus Mobile.
Mobile versus value added service providers.
Mobile versus value added service providers versus content providers.
When mobile offers:
The meaning of “Fixed-Mobile Convergence” is a need for unified regulation for fixed & mobile markets.Fixed-Mobile Convergence: Regulator’s Role
eliminating market distortion resulting from different methods for mobile and for fixed interconnection tariff setting.
eliminating discriminatory practices resulting from charging different airtime tariffs from mobile subscribers and from fixed subscribers.
allowing long distance and value added service providers access to the mobile network, similar to their fixed network access.
ensuring transparent bundling, in a non-discriminatory manner.
& Business Systems
Total telecom services market ~ $ 3.7 billion
Bezeq (50%), Motorola (50%).
Operations since 1995.
BellSouth (34%), Safra Brothers (34%), Discount Investments (12.5%), PEC (12.5%), private investors (7%).
Operations since 7 October 1998.
Hutchison (46.67%), Matab (20.31%), Elbit.com (16.5%), Tapuz (16.5%)
(300 min average monthly bill - $56 to 74)
FMC = CBI+ONP
FMC: Fixed-Mobile Convergence
CBI: Cost Based Interconnect
ONP: Open Network Provision
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