Microsoft will acquire Nokia's phone business for $7.17B; China relies on Wi-Fi, mobile networks for nationwide broadband by 2020

Broadband wireless news from around the Web.

> Microsoft will acquire Nokia's phone business for $7.17 billion. Article

> Verizon confirmed it will buy Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion. Article

> LightSquared proposed selling wireless spectrum instead of reorganizing via an auction led with a $2.2 billion bid from a unit of Charlie Ergen's Dish Network. Article

> SoftBank and Bharti Airtel conducted a satellite-based field trial of low-cost 3G service in Kenya. Release

> Unwired Fiji will spend $264,000 on expanding its WiMAX network. Article

> ZTE quadrupled its lobbying to $330,000 during the first half of 2013 after U.S. House blacklisting. Article

> China's plan for nationwide broadband coverage by 2020 will rely heavily upon Wi-Fi and mobile networks and may include a national Wi-Fi cloud across major cities. Article

And finally… A London driver says a flashy skyscraper "melted" his Jaguar. Article


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