Palestinian communications company

Palestine Cellular Communications Company (Arabic: شركة الاتصالات الخلوية الفلسطينية), trading as Jawwal (Arabic: جوال), is a Palestinian communications company providing cellular and wireless communications. Jawwal operates in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as part of Paltel Group.[1][2]

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Jawwal was established in 1999 and obtained the first mobile license in the Palestinian territories, operating with GSM communications.[3] The service first launched in Gaza on August 15, 1999 and then to the West Bank on October 2 the same year.[4]


Jawwal has struggled with the limited frequency allocated to Jawwal by the Israeli authorities. Jawwal started offering 3G services commercially on 23 January 2018.[5] 4G LTE services are unavailable.[6]

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  1. "Palestine Cellular Communications "Jawwal", PITA". Archived from the original on 2018-09-23. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  2. "Partner Begins Providing GSM Roaming Services to Paltel - Globes". en.globes.co.il (in Hebrew). 2000-02-02. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  3. "Palestinians get 3G mobile services in West Bank". Reuters. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-26.
  4. "Jawwal". HB Radiofrequency.

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