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Vodacom rivals say Neotel takeover would deal fatal blow to South African competition

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: After 30 years, 67% of UK businesses now cite mobile as essential

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.

One resolution for telcos in 2015: improve your relationship with customers

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.

UK's £5B mobile coverage deal could end uncertainty over 2G licence fees: analyst

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 plan to buy EE raises questions about O2's future

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.

Ofcom confirms Sharon White as new CEO

Ofcom said Sharon White has been appointed as the new CEO of the UK communications regulator with effect from late March 2015, confirming previous reports.

Ofcom study reveals O2 UK has highest levels of customer satisfaction

Telefónica's UK mobile operator O2's customer service was ranked best by consumers quizzed by regulator Ofcom in a regular annual survey, although Virgin Mobile was the only operator to show a year-on-year improvement.

Vodafone to launch U.S. service in late 2015 as a T-Mobile MVNO

Vodafone can't seem to get enough of the U.S. market--the company is going to dive back into the market next year by becoming an MVNO of T-Mobile US.

Vodafone and JCDecaux sign global agreement to roll out small cells

Vodafone signed a global agreement with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux to deploy small cells on street furniture and billboards to further enhance its network performance.

Report: Civil servant Sharon White seen as favourite to head Ofcom

Sharon White, the first woman to be appointed as a permanent secretary at the UK Treasury, is tipped to be in line to replace Ed Richards at the helm of UK communications regulator Ofcom.