ALSO NOTED: Alltel may stay out of spectrum auction; Qualcomm announces HSUPA chipset; and much more...

> Alltel said it may stay away from this summer's spectrum auction. Article

> Qualcomm announced the MSM2700 chipset addressing the HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) market. Article

> Africa became the first continent where mobile-phone users outnumber the number of fixed lines. Release

> Embarq expects to complete its spinoff from Sprint Nextel on May 17. Article 

> AOL to launch free AIM phone service. Article

And Finally... Scientists track weather with 3G mobile masts. Article