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UK government puts pressure on operators to lower mobile bills

Bosses of the UKs four mobile network operators were summoned to meet Prime Minister David Cameron this week as the UK coalition government attempts to prove it is making efforts to bring down the cost of living amid soaring energy prices.

Vodafone boosts 'Project Spring' network upgrade spending to £7B

Vodafone said it will increase its planned investments under its "Project Spring"  network upgrade to £7 billion ($11.13 billion), up from £6 billion, over the next two years to strengthen networks and services in major markets and accelerate its strategy of focusing on data, enterprises and emerging markets.

Vodafone UK fails to reach 3G target

Vodafone UK was raked over the coals by regulator Ofcom this week for being the only one of the country's four mobile network operators to miss its coverage obligations by the end of June.

Report: AT&T gearing up for Vodafone takeover in 2014

AT&T is exploring plans for a potential takeover of Vodafone sometime next year, according to a  Bloomberg  report, adding further fuel to the idea that AT&T is interested in a major deal with a European operator.

Report: AT&T could pursue Vodafone takeover in 2014

Rumours that AT&T has its eye set on Vodafone refuse to go away, with a new report indicating AT&T could make a move on the UK-based giant next year.

Vodafone seeks approval for $1.66B Indian buyout

Vodafone filed for regulatory approval to fully acquire its Indian unit in a deal worth 101.41 billion rupees ($1.66 billion or €1.21 billion), as the company seeks to take advantage of new direct foreign investment rules in the country.

Vodafone bids for control in India

Vodafone has confirmed it is seeking approval to buy out the remainder of its Indian mobile unit under the nation's new relaxed foreign direct investment rules.   The com

Mallinson: Can European wireless vendors reclaim their past glory?

It is vital that the European development community--from silicon design to software applications--work to benefit from making, using, optimizing and commercializing 4G LTE here at home. Thankfully, and most importantly, market growth potential for mobile and wirelessly connected devices and services is substantial and certain. However, we can't be effective in developing 5G or becoming leaders in providing it to the world if we are not even on the pace in 4G.

EE slashes LTE prices, warns on capex cuts

EE has upped the pressure on rivals in the UK LTE market by introducing a raft of measures including cheaper LTE tariffs, new pay-as-you-go LTE tariffs and plans to offer a "converged" bundle of LTE and home broadband services.

Infonetics: Good luck to you and AT&T, Randy!

"Good luck, Randy!" That's exactly what four of Europe's Big 5 operators (e.g., Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, and Telecom Italia) told me when I asked the question: What do you think of AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson's statement that he sees room to move the European market in the direction of the U.S. by investing in networks, shifting pricing strategies to encourage mobile data use and collecting more revenue as use increases?