ALSO NOTED: Bush OKs opening of 700 MHz ; Vonage files for an IPO; and much more...

> President Bush signed a bill that will open up the 700 MHz spectrum to mobile broadband operators and public safety. Article

> Vonage, the nation's largest independent provider of Internet-based home phone service, filed for a public offering. Article

> 3G Americas and Informa Telecoms & Media report that UMTS supports close to 50 million customers. Article 

> Cingular will begin selling the Pantech PG-C120, a sleek, black candy bar phone. Article

> STMicroelectronics announces wireless LAN chip for WiFi Enabled mobile phones. Release

> Rumor Mill: Nokia is expected to release the Nokia E61, aka the Nokiaberry, next week. It is Nokia's response to the BlackBerry and Motorola's Q. Article 

And Finally... Chinese mobile-phone users sent some 12.6 billion messages during the eight days of the Lunar New Year holiday. Article