Telecom Italia plans big HSPA+ upgrade; Boeing claims first to put 50Mbps connection on airplane

> ­Telecom Italia has announced the planned launch of a 21Mbps upgrade to its network in Rome and Milan this December, with plans to expand the upgrade across the country. Article

> ­Indian mobile network, Tata DoCoMo plans to set up 4,000 dedicated retail outlets to sell its forthcoming 3G services. The company is expected to launch its 3G network at the end of this week. Article

> Boeing said it has become the first airplane manufacturer to put a 50Mbps broadband connection, about 100 times faster than most competing in-flight WiFi options, on a plane. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks has been selected by Deutsche Telekom for immediate roll-out of LTE in 800 MHz band. Article

And Finally... An elderly Oklahoma man landed in jail after springing his prized pooch from the town kennel. Instead of paying a $100 fine for not having his poodle on a leash. Article