IPWireless gets $15.5M; Starent snags another IP core contract with Telenor

> IPWireless announced it has secured $15.5 million in Series A funding. Spark Capital of Boston led the transaction, and the company plans to use the capital to accelerate sales of its 3GPP-based mobile broadband and broadcast solutions based on TD-CDMA technology into both the government and commercial markets. Release

> Starent Networks announced that Telenor Denmark has selected Starent's multimedia core network equipment for the carrier's 2G, 3G/UMTS and 4G/LTE networks.  This comes on the heels of Telenor Norway's selection of Starent to replace the core network elements of its mobile services infrastructure. Release

> Spanish citizens will have a legal right from 2011 to be able to buy broadband Internet of at least one megabyte per second at a regulated price wherever they live, the country's industry minister said this week. Article

> Femtocell chip maker picoChip Designs has completed a $20 million funding round from its current investors and set its sights on an initial public offering in 2011. Article

> U.K. communications regulator Ofcom is examining the potential of rolling out wireless broadband technology white space spectrum. Article

> Motorola announced it is the first company to successfully complete and pass TD-LTE key functionalities test initiated by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Article

And Finally... A woman quietly left $40,000 worth of rare U.S. coins near a Catholic shrine for safekeeping so the Virgin Mary could watch over her life savings while she was out of town. Article