012 Smile.Communications Submits Application for Mobile WiMAX

Trials in Tel Aviv- Ramat Gan 
PETACH TIKVA, Israel, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Internet Gold -
Golden Lines ltd (Nasdaq: IGLD; TASE) reports that her it's subsidiary 012
Smile.Communications (Nasdaq: SMLC; TASE), a growth-oriented provider of
communication services in Israel, today announced that it has applied to
Israel's Communications Ministry to expand its license for mobile WiMAX trials
to allow an expanded trial in the Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan area, Israel's most
densely populated business and residential center. Through the trial, the
Company plans to provide users with an Internet connectivity rate of up to a
high 10MB, a speed sufficient to support both mobile telephony and a variety
of Internet-based applications. The trial will utilize WiMAX technology
provided by Alvarion (Nasdaq: ALVR). 
012 Smile.Communications was the first Israeli company to receive a
license for the operation of a fixed WiMAX trial in March 2007. Later, the
Company, in partnership with Alvarion and Intel, expanded the trial to bring
WiMAX-based Internet and telephony services to the city of Sderot, currently a
security challenged region in Israel's Western Negev. Under the framework of
this innovative initiative, the Company brought connectivity to kindergartens
and an elementary schools that had relocated in light of the security
situation, and established a Mobile WiMAX area covering the campus of the
region's Sapir Institute. 
Ms. Stella Hendler, President and CEO of 012 Smile.Communications,
commented, "We view Mobile WiMAX as an important technology for supporting a
portion of the mobile services that we intend to roll out in the future, and
our Tel Aviv trial is one more link in a chain of the activities that are
preparing us to launch countrywide services. As soon as the Ministry of
Communications grants us the required licenses and terms, we will be ready to
enter the cellular market as an additional operator. Through the provision of
services that combine MVNO, Mobile WiMAX and Mobile VoB (both  VoB over 3G and
VoB over Wi-Fi ) technologies, we believe that we will be able to offer
attractive cellular services, both from the standpoint of price and from the
technological advancement of our offerings." 
About Internet Gold 
Internet Gold is one of Israel's leading communications groups with a
major presence across all Internet-related sectors. Its 72.4% owned
subsidiary, 012 Smile.Communications Ltd., is one of Israel's major Internet
and international telephony service providers, and one of the largest
providers of enterprise/IT integration services. Its 100% owned subsidiary,
Smile.Media Ltd., manages a growing portfolio of Internet portals and e-Commerce sites. 
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    For further information, please contact:
    Mor Dagan - Investor Relations
    mor@km-ir.co.il  /  Tel:+972-3-516-7620
    Ms. Idit Azulay, Internet Gold
    idita@co.smile.net.il  /  Tel: +972 200-3848




SOURCE  Internet Gold 
CONTACT:
Investor Relations, Mor Dagan, mor@km-ir.co.il, or +972-3-516-7620; or Ms. Idit 
Azulay, Internet Gold, idita@co.smile.net.il, +972-200-3848
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