Before we continue with the conference call, I would like to go over some Safe Harbor information and other details of the call, as we usually do in our quarterly conference calls. We would like to clarify that during the conference call and Q&A session, we may produce certain forward-looking statements about Telecom’s future performance, plans, strategies and targets.
Such statements are subject to uncertainties that could cause Telecom’s actual results and operations to differ materially. Such uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the effects of the public emergency law and complementary regulation, the effects of ongoing industry and economic regulation, possible changes in the demand for Telecom products and services, and the effects of marginal factors such as changes in general market or economic condition, in legislation or in regulation.
Our press release dated July 30, 2012, a copy of which is being included in our Form 6-K report to be furnished to the SEC, describes certain factors that may affect any forward-looking statements that we may produce during this session. Furthermore, we urge the audience of this conference call to read the disclaimer clause contained in slide one of the presentation.
As usual in our quarterly conference calls, the agenda for today as seen in slide two, is to go over the general market overview, then we’ll go over some business highlights, and after that, we will go over some specifics of our financial figures. And finally, we will end the call with our traditional Q&A session.Having gone through these procedural matters, I will now go over a brief macro overview as an introduction to the general operating environment. In slide three, we include some snapshots on the current Argentine macroeconomic scenario. This quarter was a case of a more challenging scenario whether European crisis increased investors risk aversion and the lower growth were the main international factors that influenced the international context.