Public interest groups urge FCC to deny AT&T's purchase of Qualcomm spectrum; T-Mobile expands HSPA+

> Canada's Rogers Communications announced  it is launching Canada's first Wi-Fi voice service for smartphones based on Unlicensed Mobile Access. It is targeting the service at business users. Release

> A coalition of public-interest groups are urging the FCC to deny AT&T's proposed $1.93 billion acquisition of Qualcomm's 700 MHz licenses. Article

> T-Mobile USA announced the expansion of its HSPA+ service to five new markets including Des Moines, Iowa; Gainesville and Panama City, Fla.; Monterey, Calif.; and Savannah, Ga. Release

> Lawmakers in Congress introduced legislation for the third consecutive congressional session that would put a limit on the taxes states and local governments can levy on wireless services. Although this kind of legislation has drawn continuous support from the CTIA and specific wireless companies, the bills have not yet become law. Article

> A location is being sought in the U.K. to test the economic viability of using LTE to provide broadband coverage to underserved rural areas. Nokia Siemens Networks and Cambridge Wireless have joined together to trial 800MHz LTE for six months in a locality that has poor broadband services and with limited or no 3G coverage. Article

And Finally... A Swedish bank robber forgot to cover his tracks and left three bottles of urine behind after hiding inside a bank vault in Copenhagen for three days. Article

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