Vodafone UK revealed it is going head-to-head with rival EE in a bid to bring connectivity to rural towns and villages that currently sit in so-called 'not spots'.
EE, Virgin Media and Vodafone UK have become the last Internet service providers in the UK to sign up for a voluntary code of practice that supports the fundamental concepts of the Open Internet, also known as net neutrality.
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 UK said its LTE network now covers around 50 per cent of the UK population, meaning that the operator is moving closer to its goal of achieving indoor LTE coverage of 98 per cent of the population by the end of 2015.
EE, currently the target of former UK incumbent BT, said it now has 7.7 million subscribers on its LTE (or 4G) network, representing an increase of 5.7 million users in the past 12 months.
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.
Qualcomm Technologies (QTI) and Huawei said they achieved download speeds of up to 410 Mbps on the LTE Advanced (LTE-A) network of UK-based operator EE by aggregating three separate frequency blocks or carriers.
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.
EE, currently the subject of a £12.5 billion (€15.7 billion/$19.6 billion) bid by BT, has made an acquisition of its own by snapping up shares it did not already own in communications distributor Mainline Communications.