FCC scraps idea of taking broadcast spectrum for wireless broadband; Dragonwave reportedly in talks with major operators

> Sandvine announced Leap Wireless has deployed the company's policy traffic switch platform and service creation solutions for the company's 3G network. Release

> The FCC is putting aside a plan that required broadcasters to give up some of their spectrum holdings for wireless broadband use, a commission official said, noting the action was never seriously considered. Instead, the current proposal allows broadcasters to decide whether to sell their spectrum to the government. Article

> DragonWave is reportedly in talks with AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless to provide microwave backhaul equipment. Article

> The 2.6GHz band should be licensed to mobile operators to quickly unlock the benefits of global scale economies in the mobile broadband market, claims a new study sponsored by the mobile operator industry trade body, the GSMA. Article

> New femtocell software from Munich-based Node-H is said to enable the unit to provide an uplink data speed of 2.88Mbps using HSUPA. Article

> The Los Angeles Computer Access Network has received a $7.5 million Recovery Act grant from the Commerce Department to upgrade and expand 188 computer centers that provide the public with free broadband access. Article

And Finally... A Florida couple were married in the Whole Foods Market where they first met. Article