Three of the four major operators now offer long-term evolution (LTE) services for smartphones, tablets and laptops, using the 800 megahertz spectrum band. Vodafone has the most extensive network, with plans to cover 75% of the country by the end of 2013.
Events in the euro zone will continue to bear serious risks for the economy (and thus for the telecoms market) in 2013 and beyond, despite some stability having returned to financial markets over the past nine months. Our central forecast is that "muddle through" policies will preclude any serious financial shocks and contagion, but there is still a significant risk of another sharp escalation of the crisis, which would weigh heavily on business and consumer sentiment.
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