We have made a number of forecast adjustments and upgraded our 3G/4G outlook on the backof sustained operator investments. Nevertheless, our core view remains unchanged as the market performsin line with BMI forecasts. Mobile and wireline data services offer the best growth opportunities in themarket and we believe Liquid Telecom's expected entry will prompt further consolidation among the arrayof independent wholesale fibre operators that have entered the market in the last few years. The keydeterminant in how the broadband market develops is the government and how it executes its plan toallocate all high value LTE spectrum to a national wholesale operator. Only a robust access regime canensure success and the regulator is yet to convince it can manage this aspect of the service paradigm.
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The main source of future growth in the mobile market will be the development of 3G and 4G services,with Vodacom, MTN and Telkom all reporting very strong take-up of LTE services.
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