Mr. Haim Romano noted: “In the third quarter, Partner invested NIS 125 million mainly in the upgrade of major parts of the cellular network to a speed of 42 Mbps, as well as, in preparation for the fourth generation technology and in vast areas of the country, Partner’s distinct technological advantage is discernible through the speed of browsing. The Company continues to invest in the world’s leading IT systems, as well as in the development of digital channels to enhance the customer experience.”

Mr. Haim Romano emphasized: “We continue to adhere to the strategy of focusing on the customer and to constantly improve the customer service, with the understanding that the package price is not the main factor in creating customer loyalty. We believe that quality service, offering innovative products and services and an advanced network will enhance and enrich the customer experience, and strengthen the customer’s attachment and loyalty to the Company. The Company continues to adhere to the “Clear” policy which does not prefer new customers over existing customers, even at a cost of a limited reduction in market share, a concept that reinforces the level of loyalty of our customers.

Our customer’s satisfaction and loyalty is also reflected in the highest level of ARPU in the market, despite the increased market competition from a multiplicity of operators. We believe the Company’s customer service continues to be the best in the cellular market and, during the third quarter, Orange was awarded first place among all major cellular operators in Israel in the ’Market-test index for customer experience‘."

Referring to the changes in the telecommunications market, Mr. Haim Romano said: "At the end of the previous quarter Partner launched the 012 Mobile brand, which is primarily based on a self-service model through the internet for customers who want pure cellular network services. We are satisfied with the enrollment of tens of thousands of customers to 012 Mobile, most of whom were previously customers of our competitors”.

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