American Tower looking to raise $1B to expand towers; Research: 14% of global wireless users now connect to 3G

> ­French telecoms regulator, Arcep has granted temporary authorizations to the mobile networks who want to carry out LTE trials in the 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz bands in preparation for radio spectrum auctions. Article

> American Tower is planning to raise $1 billion to expand its tower holding portfolio. Article

> New research from TeleGeography's GlobalComms Database shows that 14 percent of the global wireless subscriber base is now connected to a 3G network. Article

> The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on whether to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to consider how the agency could adopt rules to give people who have "overcome substantial disadvantage" bidding credits in future auctions. Article

And Finally... Police in Alabama say a jobless woman who liked to read stole more than 200 books from the library. Article