Verizon, FCC reach $25M settlement for mistaken mobile data charges; Mount Everest now has 3G coverage

> Verizon Wireless and the FCC reached a record $25 million settlement for the wireless carrier mistakenly charging millions of customers for mobile data usage, the commission said in a statement. Article

> Japanese carrier DoCoMo said it will invest $3.3 billion in LTE. Article

> ZTE announced that it has received U.S. government security approval for its network infrastructure, making it the first Chinese vendor to receive the special nod. Article

> While the main German operators are discussing the prospect of using each others LTE networks for rural coverage, SFR has agreed to share its forthcoming upgrade to HSPA+ with its rivals, Orange and Bouygues Telecom. Article

> Mount Everest has been equipped with 3G coverage by a subsidiary of TeliaSonera, Nepalese wireless operator Ncell. Eight base stations, four of them powered by solar energy, have been fixed to the mountain, with the highest located nearly 17,000 feet up. Until now China Mobile has had partial coverage of the lower Chinese side of the mountain. Article

And Finally... A Florida man accused of stealing $6,000 dropped his wallet at the scene. Article 

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