DragonWave predicting improved revenue thanks to Clearwire deals; Vodafone to sell Novatel's MiFi

> DragonWave is predicting improved revenue for fiscal year 2010, thanks to wireless backhaul contracts from Clearwire. Article

> Growth in localized, high-speed residential broadband services is beginning to open a new chasm between urban and rural areas in terms of Internet access, according to new findings from Gartner. Article

> Vodafone has confirmed plans to deploy Novatel's MiFi mobile broadband hotspot in three markets. Article

> How much do consumers really spend on their mobile services? According to a new study by Wireless Intelligence, individual consumer spending on mobile services is actually higher than reported ARPU figures, especially in the North American market. According to the research firm, users spread their mobile spending across multiple SIM cards and devices. Article

> MegaFon, one of Russia's largest mobile operators, has announced the results of its recent 3G network tender and at least 60 per cent of the Node B base stations in the new network will be supplied by Nokia Siemens Networks. Article

> For the second time in the span of two weeks, rumors of a marriage between Chinese vendor Huawei and Alcatel have been squashed. A report in French magazine Challenges--one that FierceWireless revealed did not cite any credible sources--claimed the two vendors were in line to develop a partnership, but had no interest in a merger. Article

> U.S. Cellular applied for around $23.5 million in grants from the government's broadband stimulus package. The carrier wants to expand 3G mobile broadband to rural areas in California, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Article

And Finally... Authorities in the Florida Panhandle say they arrested a convenience store shoplifter who demanded to drink the 12-ounce beer he had stolen before being taken into custody. Article

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