ALSO NOTED: Nokia scales back R&D in chips; Japan ready to license 3.5 GHz band; and much more...

> Nokia is scaling back on research and development in chip-based radio technology, working with STMicroelectronics on 3G chips. Article

> Japan's telecoms regulatory authority is ready to begin accepting applications for licenses to offer high-speed data communications services in the 3.5 GHz band. Article

> mobilkom austria has deployed Alcatel-Lucent's HSUPA solution. Release

> The Falkirk Mining Company, a subsidiary of The North American Coal, the nation's largest lignite coal producer, has deployed Strix Systems' WiFi equipment at its Falkirk surface coal mine in North Dakota. Release