Cellcom files complaint over HOT’s market abuse

Israeli mobile phone operator, Cellcom, has filed a complaint against HOT Mobile with the Antitrust Authority and the Ministry of Communications arguing that the latter is selling GSM lines at a loss, in retaliation for TV competition.

According to reports, HOT Mobile is offering two mobile lines for ILS 40 (USD 10.2), along with the provision of internet. Cellcom alleged that the offer was aimed at disrupting its entry into the television market.

Cellcom entered the television market on January 1 this year. Previously Israeli consumers had the choice between just two pay-TV providers- satellite service YES and the cable-delivered, HOT.