Ericsson wants NTT DoCoMo business; Can WiMAX operators get a $75 phone?

> Ericsson--which already has two major North American LTE contract wins from Verizon Wireless and MetroPCS--is hinting at additional contracts from the likes of Japan's NTT DoCoMo, according to a company executive. Article

> Iranian Internet service provider Datak Telecom said it has selected Korean vendor Samsung as its sole equipment vendor for WiMAX Wave 2 kit. Article

> Can WiMAX operators get a $75 phone without subsidies? Article

> Sierra Wireless announced five new products, including the second generation of products for the HSPA+ standard. Release

> Verizon Wireless confirmed it will stop selling its Hub home phone product. The company had highlighted the Hub earlier this year as a product that could bridge wireless and wireline networks, and even said in April that it would add an application store to the product to broaden its appeal. Article

> Nortel Networks and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service need to begin preparing for a trial scheduled to start in two weeks over a $3 billion tax bill the U.S. government sent the bankrupt vendor at the end of August. Article

And Finally... A Wisconsin tourism lobbying group is changing its name after realizing its initials formed a crude acronym and blogs began poking fun at it. Article