Telekom Austria considers WiFi as data offload; Cox tests LTE and records speeds of 25 Mbps

> Telekom Austria is seriously considering using WiFi as an offload route to preserve its HSPA network from meltdown. Article

> A six-month trial is underway in Spain that will investigate the potential for HSPA being a substitute for fixed line ADSL services. Vodafone Spain said that 100 households in the town of San Quirze del Valles, near Barcelona were involved. Article

> According to new research from Informa Telecoms & Media, femtocell technology is experiencing the first signs of maturity with several tier-one operators deploying the technology using a variety of business models. Article

> Cable vendor Cox Communications tested LTE network technology on both its AWS and 700 MHz spectrum in Phoenix and San Diego, and has recorded peak speeds in the range of 25 Mbps. Article

> Netbook shipments jumped 79 percent last year to 30.2 million units, according to research firm Strategy Analytics--and the market is poised to continue growing this year. Article

And Finally... An 85-year-old South Florida woman who went looking for a photo of her ex-husband says she found a $17,500 insurance claim check from 1978 instead. Article