Israel signs deal on 3G mobile access in Palestinian territories

Israel and the Palestinian Authority have signed an agreement aimed at providing the occupied territories with 3G mobile accessIsrael and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement Thursday aimed at providing the occupied territories with 3G mobile access, so far out of reach to Palestinian mobile firms, Israeli officials said. Details of the agreement involving the long-awaited service were not immediately clear, but it comes after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged steps to ease tensions in the occupied West Bank, gripped by weeks of violence. Talks on 3G mobile have dragged on for years, with Israel having so far blocked Palestinian mobile companies’ access to the necessary frequencies.

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