JERUSALEM, Dec 27 (Reuters) -
* Bezeq Israel Telecom said on Thursday it had withdrawn an application with regulators to merge some of its businesses as a stop-gap solution until a final decision on whether it could bring them all into one company.
* Israel’s largest telecoms provider in August had sought a temporary approval to combine its mobile phone, satellite TV and Internet service provider businesses - Pelephone, YES and Bezeq International.
* Its fixed-line business, which controls much of Israel’s telephony and Internet infrastructure, would have remained separate in the arrangement.
* Bezeq said it pulled its request to let the Communications Ministry instead focus on the company’s long-standing bid to end a government-mandated separation of its four businesses, including its fixed-line division. (Reporting by Steven Scheer, Editing by Ari Rabinovitch)