According to Haaretz Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon appointed a committee to start pending the rules for the 4G LTE Auction. The auction will be worth about .5B NIS based on licenses of 140M NIS each.
Israel has always been an exporter of communications and its understandable to be slow to innovate on wireless standards. As we have seen from WiMAX the cost of being first is often being off on a tangent.
However with 4G LTE being so essential to development in other countries and with companies like Siklu
looking to catch the attention of deployers. It would be nice to find a way for the Ministry to enable some alternate strategies particular some innovations in architecture.
I believe the base stations and small cells need a lot of innovation to match not only demand but the probable need for alternate access methods.
Its time for the Shoemaker to focus on his son and Israel to display by deploying at home.