b. In August 2013, the Ministry of Communications published a secondary hearing with respect to "charging for roaming services abroad" according to which, subscribers that purchase voice and/or SMS and/or cellular internet packages for use abroad shall receive an update SMS message at 75%, 95% and 100% utilization of each component of the package as well as an additional SMS message (if relevant) once the package expires. For packages that include voice and/or SMS, the cellular operators will not be required to block these services once the packages are fully utilized or expire. However, for packages that include cellular data, the cellular operators will be required to block the data services once the packages expire or the package is fully utilized. The cellular operators will be required to block as a default cellular internet abroad and the service will be provided only to subscribers that requested the service in writing or by phone. In addition, the Ministry is considering implementing a number of additional steps with respect to providing the possibility to block cellular internet abroad, transparency and notification to subscribers. These regulatory limitations may adversely affect the Company's revenues from roaming services.
c. Further to the Company's 2012 Annual Report with respect to a hearing published regarding a change in interconnect tariffs for the completion of a call on a fixed-line network, the Ministry of Communications published in August 2013 a secondary hearing in this matter in which it was proposed to reduce the interconnect tariff for the completion of a call on a fixed-line network to NIS 0.0099 (excluding VAT) per minute.
Tender for the election of an investor for the Israel Electric Corporation's telecommunication projectFurther to the Company's 2012 Annual Report with respect to a tender to elect an investor for the Israel Electric Corporation's telecommunication project, on July 11, 2013 an agreement was signed between the Israel Electric Corporation and a group of investors headed by ViaEuropa for the set-up of a telecommunications (FTTH) infrastructure company.
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