Germany ushers in first CDMA network for mobile data; Finland says everyone has the right to a 1 Mbps broadband connection

> The first CDMA network in Germany went live earlier this week with the aim of providing mobile data services in and around the city of Cologne. Article

> Ericsson unit to cut purchasing costs 50 percent, according to a report. Article

> Starting next July, every person in Finland will have the right to a one-megabit broadband connection, says the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Finland is the world's first country to create laws guaranteeing broadband access. Article

>  Irish operator Imagine has chosen Motorola infrastructure and consumer devices for a nationwide WiMAX rollout. Phase one is already underway, and Imagine aims to cover a quarter million homes in Dublin, Wexford, Sligo, Tralee, and Athlone by mid-November. Blog

And Finally... Police said a riot erupted at a coat store after an Ohio woman announced she had won the lottery and would pay for everyone's purchases. The only hitch was that she didn't have any money. Article