Fitch: EMEA 1H14 Telecoms Dashboard

Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:41am EST

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Telecoms Dashboard H114 here LONDON, January 15 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has published its EMEA 1H14 Telecoms Dashboard. The publication explores key themes affecting issuer credit profiles for the sector in Europe under the following headings: - Key theme: Fixed line drag set to continue in 2014 - What Fitch is watching: Incumbents' pricing strategies for quad-play products, together with consumers demand for higher speed broadband packages as well as any signs that the proliferation of flat fee mobile voice packages could accelerate the secular decline of fixed line telephony. A complete review of these topics including a review of the dashboard is available at www.fitchratings.com or by clicking the link above. The Telecoms Dashboard is published semi-annually at www.fitchratings.com. Contact: Owen Fenton, CFA Associate Director +44 20 3530 1423 Fitch Ratings Limited 30 North Colonnade London E14 5GN Michael Dunning Managing Director +44 20 3530 1178 Media Relations: Peter Fitzpatrick, London, Tel: +44 20 3530 1103, Email: peter.fitzpatrick@fitchratings.com. Additional information is available at www.fitchratings.com. ALL FITCH CREDIT RATINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS. PLEASE READ THESE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: here. IN ADDITION, RATING DEFINITIONS AND THE TERMS OF USE OF SUCH RATINGS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE AGENCY'S PUBLIC WEBSITE 'WWW.FITCHRATINGS.COM'. PUBLISHED RATINGS, CRITERIA AND METHODOLOGIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE AT ALL TIMES. FITCH'S CODE OF CONDUCT, CONFIDENTIALITY, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, AFFILIATE FIREWALL, COMPLIANCE AND OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE 'CODE OF CONDUCT' SECTION OF THIS SITE. FITCH MAY HAVE PROVIDED ANOTHER PERMISSIBLE SERVICE TO THE RATED ENTITY OR ITS RELATED THIRD PARTIES. DETAILS OF THIS SERVICE FOR RATINGS FOR WHICH THE LEAD ANALYST IS BASED IN AN EU-REGISTERED ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE ENTITY SUMMARY PAGE FOR THIS ISSUER ON THE FITCH WEBSITE.

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