Nokia scores deals in China; Nortel lays off 3,200

> ­China Mobile and China Unicom have separately signed agreements to purchase 2G and 3G mobile equipments and services from Nokia Siemens Networks during 2009. Under the framework agreements Nokia Siemens Networks will roll out WCDMA networks for China Unicom in 11 provinces across China. In addition, it will provide China Mobile with TD-SCDMA and GSM networks. Article

> Nortel Networks will cut 3,200 jobs as it continues to reorganize under bankruptcy protection, the latest in a series of signs that the  telecommunications equipment vendor is struggling to regain its footing as it restructures. Article

> Research firm In-Stat says Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology will have 23.1 million subscribers by 2013. The firm also says WiMAX is settling in as a fixed broadband solution while LTE is being used by major operators as a mobile solution. In-Stat predicted 82 million mobile PCs with WiMAX will ship in 2013. Release

> Seventy percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used their phones to get information through Internet searches last year, according to ABI Research, a 14 percent jump over 2007. Article

> According to a report from Pyramid Research, WiMAX and other fixed wireless networks will increase broadband revenues in the Philippines to $1 billion by 2013. Article

> Meraki introduced an 802.11n access point that it said will offer businesses high throughput at low costs. Article

> Nokia's plans to integrate Skype functionality into its future Nseries handsets are said to have irritated O2 and Orange to such an extent that the companies might refuse to offer the device when it becomes available this summer. Article

> Motorola unveiled two new solutions the company claims will simplify and reduce the costs associated with the maintenance and management of enterprise WiFi networks. Article

And Finally... Corey Kinney, 19, went into a Starbucks in Bradenton, Fla., and asked to borrow a laptop to check his Facebook page one day. When he was told that he could not, he pretended to walk away, then swiveled around, snatched the laptop, and ran. Article