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SOURCE Cellcom Israel Ltd.
NETANYA, Israel, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) (TASE: CEL) (hereinafter: the "Company") announced that the Company intends to launch its LTE network this Sunday (August 3, 2014), after having received today the Israeli Ministry of Communication approval (granted to other cellular operators as well) to use a 5MHZ 1800MHz frequency band (already in the Company's possestion) for its LTE network, under certain conditions, even before the completion of the previously reported 4G frequencies tender. The Company continues the rapid deployment of the network in order to acheive a wide and high quality deployment by the end of the year.
For additional details regarding 4 Generation Network see the Company's most recent annual report for the year ended December 31, 2013 on Form 20-F, filed on March 6, 2014, under "Item 3. Key Information - D. Risk Factors - Risks Related to our Business - We may be adversely affected by significant technological and other changes in the cellular communications industry; network sharing agreements, if approved, may have material adverse effects on our business" and "Item 4. Information on The Company - B. Business Overview - Network and Technology - Network and Technology", the Company's immediate report regarding the Company's results for the first quarter of 2014 on Form 6-K dated May 14, 2014 under "Other developments during the first quarter of 2014 and subsequent to the end of the reporting period - 4 Generation Network" and the company's immediate report on form 6-K dated July 2, 2014.
About Cellcom Israel
Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the largest Israeli cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its approximately 3.049 million subscribers (as at March 31, 2014) with a broad range of value added services including cellular and landline telephony, roaming services for tourists in Israel and for its subscribers abroad and additional services in the areas of music, video, mobile office etc., based on Cellcom Israel's technologically advanced infrastructure. The Company operates an HSPA 3.5 Generation network enabling advanced high speed broadband multimedia services, in addition to GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks. Cellcom Israel offers Israel's broadest and largest customer service infrastructure including telephone customer service centers, retail stores, and service and sale centers, distributed nationwide. Through its broad customer service network Cellcom Israel offers technical support, account information, direct to the door parcel delivery services, internet and fax services, dedicated centers for hearing impaired, etc. Cellcom Israel further provides through its wholly owned subsidiaries internet connectivity services and international calling services, as well as landline telephone communication services in Israel, in addition to data communication services. Cellcom Israel's shares are traded both on the New York Stock Exchange (CEL) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (CEL). For additional information please visit the Company's website http://www.cellcom.co.il
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