ALSO NOTED: Bresnan wants in on Sprint-cable JV; Belgacom eager to buy Vodafone's stake in Proximus; and much more...

> Bresnan Communications is negotiating with the joint venture between Sprint Nextel and a consortium of cable system operators about adding wireless phone service to its triple-play bundle. Article

> Belgacom said it's eager to buy out Vodafone Group's stake in its mobile subsidiary Proximus. Article

> The Korean ministry said there won't be any spectrum for Qualcomm's MediaFLO until 2010. Article

> MVNO Xero Mobile confirmed the completion of a reverse merger with publicly traded Desi TV. Release

> SingTel, Palm and Research In Motion announced the first availability of BlackBerry Connect for the Palm Treo 650 smartphone. Release

> Skype said it bought web voice processing startup Sonorit and its subsidiary Camino Networks for $27 million to help "design and develop Skype for the future." Article

And Finally... Brazil's telecoms regulator Anatel has ordered Motorola to explain the explosion of two batteries in mobile phones. Article

Webinar

Live webinar on 27th Jan 2021: Voice over 5G – evolution, deployment, technology and testing aspects

Voice services have been reality since decades and the industry wants to continue their success story in wireless networks also with 5G. Find out the technology aspects behind incorporating voice services in 5G networks and outlines possible deployment scenarios. To achieve best user experience, we will also demonstrate how to test voice capabilities of 5G smartphones in different deployment scenarios by using the unique R&S®CMX500 radio communication tester and the R&S®CMsquares 5G test software solution from Rohde & Schwarz.