Pelephone is a telecommunications company based in Israel. It was founded in 1984 as a government-owned corporation, taking over the provision of telephony services in Israel from the Ministry of Communications. In 1994, Bezeq acquired 50% ownership of Pelephone, Israel's first mobile communication company, and by 2004, it had acquired full ownership of the company from its co-owner, Motorola. Bezeq was privatised in 2005, when 30% of its shares were sold by the state to the Apax-Saban-Arkin investment group. The cellular communications provider Pelephone is a fully owned subsidiary of Bezeq. Bezeq is also the largest shareholder in D.B.S. Satellite Services (1998) Ltd., known by its trademark name, Yes, the DBS television provider in Israel. In April 2010, the controlling interest in Bezeq, held by the Apax-Saban-Arkin group, was sold to B Communications, a subsidiary of Shaul Elovitch's Eurocom Group.

Pelephone Communication Ltd.
Network Operator
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3G Network

The company provided 2G CDMA services over a 800 MHz frequency, and launched 3G UMTS over B1 (2100 MHz) and B5 (850 MHz) in February 2009. Its 3G service was upgraded to HSPA+ in May 2010 and DC-HSPA+ in December 2011.

    Network Frequency Band Status
    Date Event Subtype
    Launch of 3G Network

    4G Network

    4G LTE began in August 2014 with the refarming of 2x5 MHz of B3 (1800 MHz) spectrum previously used for GSM.

      4G Frequency Bands
      Network Frequency Band Max. Channel Bandwidth Status
      Date Event Subtype
      Launch of 4G Network