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