Combined revenues for of the country communications industry grew some 5.3 percent to NIS 27.35 billion in 2006 from NIS 25.97b. in 2005, the Communications Ministry reported on Wednesday.
Income from international phone calls rose 13%, while income from Internet subscriptions rose 12%. Revenue for landline phone services rose 3%, while growth returned to the cell phone industry, which saw revenue growth of 4% in 2006 after no growth in 2005. The cell phone industry accounts for 50% of the communications industry's total revenue.