ALSO NOTED: Worldwide EV-DO subscribers grew 64% in 2007; 02 fails to meet 3G license coverage requirements; and much more...

> The worldwide 1xEV-DO subscriber base grew from 55 million to 90.5 million in 2007, achieving a compound annual growth rate of more than 64 percent, according to the CDMA Development Group. Article

> 02 may have to pay an $80-million fine in the U.K. for not meeting its 3G license coverage requirements. Article

> Telecom Italia has won three WiMAX licenses in Italy, according to sources. Article

> The French telecoms regulator, Arcep, has given the OK to Orange and SFR (Societe Francaise de Radiotelephonie) to deploy 3G services using the 900 MHz band frequencies. Article

And Finally.... The BBC apologized for its airing of a one-sided WiFi safety scare television show. Article