Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) revealed plans to launch satellite TV services in rural areas of Russia this month, indicating that a current quad-play trend is not restricted solely to West European operators.
Safaricom said it has become the first operator in sub-Saharan Africa to launch LTE Advanced (LTE-A) services, with Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya the first cities to get the high-speed mobile data services ahead of a wider rollout in the coming months.
Three UK said 3.1 million customers are now using its LTE services, representing more than a third of its total customer base of 8 million users.
Orange said it will continue to pursue a planned €3.4 billion ($4.2 billion) acquisition of 100 per cent of Spanish fixed-line operator Jazztel despite the European Commission opening an in-depth investigation to assess whether such a deal would be in line with European Union merger regulation.
British telecommunications conglomerate Vodafone is considering the purchase of European pay-TV company Liberty Global as it looks to counter consolidation in the U.K. telecom market.
Airtel is to deploy its first African LTE network in the Republic of Seychelles, and has selected Ericsson as its network partner for the rollout.
A Google executive presenting at a mobile industry event in Shanghai, China, assured the mobile industry last week that it need not be afraid of Project Loon, which is trying to bring the Internet to everyone, anywhere.
Telekom Austria Group said it intends to play a decisive role in defining the future standard for 5G, after joining the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance.
Vodafone signed a framework agreement with Afrimax Group to explore further opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa, with Uganda set to be the first target market under the new arrangement.
Ofcom's first research into mobile broadband performance since its 4G auction in 2013 shows LTE delivers much higher speeds than 3G, but there are considerable differences in performance between operators and cities.