The Spice Girls may have waxed lyrical about two becoming one, but in Europe's mobile market many operators would be happy if four just became three. Indeed, the buzz around consolidation refuses to die down as we move further into 2015, and operators continue to believe that consolidation is necessary for their future survival.
Telefónica may have been offered a lifeline regarding its UK mobile operation by rival Three UK's parent company Hutchison Whampoa, as the Hong Kong-based company seeks to expand its European business.
Vodafone announced that its long-serving CTO Steve Pusey is to retire at the end of July this year and will be replaced by the head of Ericsson's networks division, Johan Wibergh.
Kabel Deutschland investor Elliott Management Corp on Tuesday explained its decision to call for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to discuss Vodafone's 2013 takeover of the German cable operator
The issue of coverage versus signal quality was addressed this week by the CEO of Vodafone UK, Jeroen Hoencamp. Perhaps he was attempting to allay any potential concerns that Vodafone is still well behind EE in terms of LTE network coverage, but he made some valid points over the value of consistency when 4G services are actually available.
Vodacom Group, a South Africa-headquartered mobile operator that is 65 per cent owned by Vodafone Group, will deliver a "fatal" blow to competition in its home market if regulators approve an acquisition of Internet service provider Neotel Pty, the country's third largest mobile operator claimed.
Vodafone UK said mobile communications are now essential to businesses, as it marks the 30 th anniversary since the first mobile phone call in the UK was made over its network on Jan. 1, 1985.
I'm not sure which new year's resolutions might apply to telecoms companies, but further meditation on how they can stop making their customers angry all the time by living up to their promises is probably no bad way to start.
A UK government agreement with mobile operators to plug rural coverage gaps could end ongoing uncertainty over an Ofcom revaluation of 2G license fees, a leading Ovum analyst said.
BT's announcement this week that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Deutsche Telekom and Orange over a potential acquisition of EE was generally given the thumbs up by analysts and industry players, although one question now being asked is what a successful deal might mean for rival mobile operator O2 UK and its parent company Telefónica.