Mirs and Xfone win tender for wireless frequency bands

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April 12, 2011 12:38

 
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Mirs Communications Ltd., controlled by Patrick Drahi, and 018 Xfone Communications Ltd., controlled by Hezi Bezalel's Marathon Telecom Ltd., on Tuesday won the Ministry of Communications tender for two wireless frequency bands.

Mirs will pay NIS 710 million and 018 Xfone NIS 705 million, after beating Golan Telecom Ltd. and Select Communications Ltd. in a tough pricing process.

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