Alca-Lu, HP sign 10-year deal; Ericsson offers market optimism

> Alcatel-Lucent and Hewlett-Packard signed a 10-year global alliance to cash in on the convergence of IT and telecommunications. Article

> Ericsson CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg said telecommunications--mobile telecommunications in particular--is weathering the economic downturn well. Article

> Leap Wireless and CommNexus announced plans to support EvoNexus, a non-profit incubator dedicated to helping San Diego startups. Release

> AT&T Mobility said the new iPhone OS 3.0 supports auto-authentication for users connecting to AT&T WiFi hotspots. Article

> The worldwide WLAN market contracted 15 percent in first quarter 2009, according to a new report from the Dell'Oro Group. Article

> Deutsche Telekom once again denied rumors that it is negotiating the sale of T-Mobile UK. Article

> The British Government published a report outlining plans to deliver 2 Mbps broadband to all UK citizens by 2012. Article

> Irish mobile operator 3, working with Nokia Siemens Networks, has successfully completed the upgrade of its network to I-HSPA technology. Article

And finally... A bear in western Colorado crawled into a house through a pet door, ate some dog food and left about 10 minutes later. Article