NETANYA, Israel, August 29, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --
Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL), announced that a petition and a request for interim order filed on July 26, 2007 with the Israeli High Court of Justice, in regards to the cancellation of the exemption from seeking building permits for radio access devices, were dismissed in limine on August 28, 2007, by reason of failure to exhaust the relevant proceedings prior to filing of the petition, without considering the petition's merits. The petition and the interim order were filed against the Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection, Minister of Interior and the Minister of Communications, and the Company and three other cellular operators have been joined as formal respondents.
For further details in regards to the petition see the Company's current report, on Form 6-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 30, 2007.
About Cellcom Israel
Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the leading Israeli cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its 2.960 million subscribers (as at June 2007) with a broad range of value added services including cellular and landline telephony, roaming services for tourists in Israel and for its subscribers abroad and additional services in the areas of music, video, mobile office etc., based on Cellcom Israel's technologically advanced infrastructure. The Company operates an HSDPA 3.5 Generation network enabling the fastest high speed content transmission available in the world, in addition to GSM/GPRS/EDGE and TDMA networks. Cellcom Israel offers Israel's broadest and largest customer service infrastructure including telephone customer service centers, retail stores, and service and sale centers, distributed nationwide. Through its broad customer service network Cellcom Israel offers its customers technical support, account information, direct to the door parcel services, internet and fax services, dedicated centers for the hearing impaired, etc. In April 2006 Cellcom Israel, through Cellcom Fixed Line Communications L.P., a limited partnership wholly-owned by Cellcom Israel, became the first cellular operator to be granted a special general license for the provision of landline telephone communication services in Israel, in addition to data communication services. Cellcom Israel's shares are traded both on the New York Stock Exchange (CEL) and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (CEL).
For additional information please visit the Company's website http://investors.ircellcom.co.il
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