Second mobile network launched in West Bank after delays

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November 2, 2009 21:10

Palestinians in the West Bank finally have a second mobile phone network after months of disputes with Israel, but with less capacity than originally planned. Wataniya company launched its network Sunday with a frequency range of 3.8 megahertz, 1 MHz below what was promised, not enough to reach all the Palestinians in the West Bank. The new company, which operates only in the West Bank, breaks the decade-old monopoly of the Jawwal network and could significantly lower cell phone costs by introducing competition.

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