Vodafone, O2 UK LTE coverage goals slip; Google puts Ara smartphone on hold

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> Vodafone UK and O2 UK are set to miss LTE coverage targets set in a 2012 network sharing deal. Mobile News report

> Virgin Media raised eyebrows with UK public Wi-Fi expansion plans that include opening access to subscribers' home routers. ITProPortal article

> Berg Insight said the number of cellular M2M connections in the retail industry reached 23.1 million worldwide in 2014. Berg Insight release

> Google cancelled a planned trial of Ara, a smartphone with interchangeable hardware components, until 2016. Wall Street Journal article

And finally…Do it yourself 4G. BBC News article