Operators Must Focus on Tariffs, Technology and Tablets in 2013

Summary

The past 12 months have proved challenging for Europe's mobile operators. Amid continued economic uncertainty, they also faced new regulation of roaming charges, greater price competition and the influx of challenger brands and mobile virtual network operators.

However, data continues to prove a bright spot thanks to strong sales of smartphones. New segments are also opening up other opportunities. In compiling our latest Operator and Market Review report, we identified several important themes from 2012. Here we review these trends and analyse the prospects and outlook for European mobile operators in 2013.