Hot Mobile (formerly: Mirs Communications)
(הוט מובייל (לשעבר מירס תקשורת

Head office: Beit Sfarad, 1 Euro-Park, Yakum 6097200, Israel Tel: +972-53-5003000 www.hotmobile.co.il



An Israeli provider of wireless cellular communication services.

As of March 2018, Hot Mobile has 288 active cellular antennas and telecommunication infrastructure facilities in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and Syrian Golan, out of which 243 are part of its joint network with Partner Communications. The company has an additional 15 antennas in no-man’s-land areas and another antenna in the Erez checkpoint near Gaza. Some of this infrastructure is located on private Palestinian land. For its license to operate in Area C of the occupied West Bank, Hot Mobile has provided the ICA with a bank guarantee of 4 million NIS valid through December 2022. Hot Mobile also pays rental and land use fees to Israeli settlements.

Company’s antennas and communication facilities were erected on privately owned Palestinian land. In the outpost of Migron, Hot Mobile placed an antenna on site as late as June 2011, in spite of progressing legal procedures for the evacuation of the outpost. Hot Mobile paid the local council in the settlement of Beit El thousands of shekels every month to keep communications equipment on squatted Palestinian land just outside the settlement’s jurisdiction.

Additionally, Hot Mobile and its parent company Hot Telecommunication System operate multiple sales and customer service centers in the settlements of Ma’ale Adumim and Kiryat Arba in the occupied West Bank and the settlement neighborhood of Pisgat Ze’ev in occupied East Jerusalem. Hot Mobile also won a tender to supply cellular devices to municipal employees in the settlement of Maale Adumim in the occupied West Bank.

Additionally, the company enjoys the structural advantages of Israeli cellular services providers over Palestinian competitors in the Palestinian market. Hot Mobile operates four sales and customer service centers in Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, an area that is off limits for the Palestinian cellular companies and therefore constitutes a captive market.

Hot Mobile operated the communication network installed in the Jerusalem light rail’s motor coaches. The train connects settlement neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem with the western part of the city.

Between 2005 and 2011, Hot Mobile was the exclusive provider of cellular phone services to the Israeli army; this included the infrastructure set for use throughout the occupied Palestinian territory. There are reports of the company having at least 200 antennas set inside military bases of the Israeli army. Who Profits was able to confirm that the company holds four cellular antennas in military checkpoints across the occupied West Bank.

Hot Mobile also provided communication services to Israel Police and the Israeli Population and Immigration Authority.



Ownership

The company is a fully owned subsidiary of Hot Communication Systems, a publicly traded Israeli company (TASE: HOT.B2) and Altice, a multinational cable and telecommunications company, ultimately controlled by Patrick Drahi.

CEO: Assaf Ofer


Subsidiaries

P.H.I Networks (2015) Limited Partnership (50%). The remaining 50% are held by Partner Communications.


Partners

All the information contained in this page is valid until Tue 03/07/2018



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