JERUSALEM, Nov 18- A move by Israel's telecoms regulator to create a wholesale market for fixed-line phone and Internet services will hurt Bezeq, the country's largest telecoms provider, Bezeq said on Tuesday. After a two-year debate, Communications Minister Gilad Erdan announced late on Monday that Bezeq, one of Israel's two fixed-line operators, must lease...» Read More
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