Enables Company to Provide Complete End-to-End Communications Systems to
PETACH TIKVA, Israel, January 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 012 Smile.Communications (NASDAQ Global Market and TASE: SMLC), a growth-oriented provider of communication services in Israel, today announced that Israel's Ministry of Communications has granted it a five-year license to provide endpoint network services at its customers' premises. The license will allow the Company to supply, install, operate and maintain all types of endpoint network equipment, including central switchboards, telephone cables, connection closets, etc. As such, the license will enable the Company to provide compete, end-to-end communications solutions.
"We are excited to receive this strategic license, which rounds out the range of our services that we can offer our Enterprise customers," said Ms. Stella Hendler, President and CEO of 012 Smile.Communications. "Over the past few years, business integration services have accounted for a growing part of our revenues, but were marketed separately from our telephony, Internet access and other services. Now, we will be able to offer a complete, end-to-end communications package, beginning with system planning and installation, all the way to the provision of sophisticated next-generation voice and data services."
The endpoint network license will allow 012 Smile.Communications to expand its on-site installation services beyond the deployment of cables for telephony-over-VOB or PRI to include central controllers, switchboards (PBXs), connection closets and other endpoint equipment. Before receiving the license, the Company was able only to provide hosted PBX services (IP-Centrex/virtual PBX), and to facilitate the connection of the hosted lines to PBXs. This license will enable the Company to offer a full end-to-end solution including both telephony infrastructure and advanced telephony/Internet services.
About 012 Smile.Communications
012 Smile.Communications is a growth-oriented communication services provider in Israel with a leading market position, offering a wide range of broadband and traditional voice services. Its broadband services include broadband Internet access with a suite of value-added services, specialized data services and server hosting, as well as new innovative services such as local telephony via voice over broadband and a WiFi network of hotspots across Israel. Traditional voice services include outgoing and incoming international telephony, hubbing, roaming and signaling and calling card services. 012 Smile.Communications services residential and business customers, as well as Israeli cellular operators and international communication services providers through its integrated multipurpose network, which allows it to provide services to almost all of the homes and businesses in Israel.
012 Smile is a 72.4 % owned subsidiary of Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd. (NASDAQ: IGLD) one of Israel's leading communications groups with a major presence across all Internet-related sectors. In addition to 012 Smile, its 100% owned Smile.Media subsidiary manages a growing portfolio of Internet portals and e-Commerce sites. Internet Gold and 012 Smile are part of the Eurocom Communications Group. 012 Smile's shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Market and on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
For additional information about 012 Smile.Communications Ltd., please visit the Company's investors' site at http://www.012.net.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject
to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are
not limited to, general business conditions in the industry, changes in the
regulatory and legal compliance environments, the failure to manage growth
and other risks detailed from time to time in 012 Smile.Communications'
filings with the Securities Exchange Commission. These documents contain
and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to
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For further information, please contact:
Ms. Idit Azulay
012 Smile.Communications Ltd
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