France receives 4 applications for 4G spectrum; RIM reports grim quarterly results

> The Dutch economic ministry wants to reserve on- third of new available spectrum for new players in the telecommunication market, Financieele Dagblad reported. Article

> NetWorkS!, the joint venture between Orange Poland and T-Mobile Poland said it has started procuring equipment to roll out a dual carrier high speed packet access (DC-HSPA) mobile broadband platform in May 2012. Article

> Russia's Federal Supervision Agency for IT, Communications & Media (Roskomnadzor) announced the winning bidders of a series of tenders for WiMAX frequencies in the 3400 MHz-3450 MHz and 3500 MHz-3550 MHz spectrum bands, with regional subsidiaries of long-distance operator TransTeleCom (TTK) acquiring the majority of the available concessions. Article

> Arcep, the French telecoms regulator, said it received applications from Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange France and SFR for the award of a 4G licence in the 2.6 GHz band. Article

> Research In Motion reported second-quarter results at the low end of its forecast and below what many analysts had been expecting.  Article

And finally... A five-tonne, 20-year-old satellite has fallen out of orbit and is expected to crash somewhere on Earth on or around Sept. 24, according to NASA. Article