Verizon bolsters New York City coverage; Nigerian operator launches Africa's first LTE network

> T-Mobile UK on Wednesday backed down from its plan to drastically reduce the volume of data that contract customers receive under its fair usage policy. Article

> Barrett Xplore, which is rolling out a nationwide WiMAX network in Canada, selected the Tellabs SmartCore 9160 platform to intelligently manage IP traffic and capacity as demand for services grows. Release

> Verizon Wireless announced it has added 16 new sites around New York City including one in the city. Article

> Nigerian operator Globacom, which sells services under the Glo Mobile brand, this week launched the African continent's first LTE network. Article

> Skype has agreed to acquire Qik, a US-based mobile video sharing platform, which will give the VoIP firm greater capabilities in the mobile telephony market. Article

And Finally... In a scene reminiscent of the movie "A Christmas Story," an 8-year-old Oklahoma boy got his tongue stuck to a metal pole after his brother dared him to lick it. Article