ALSO NOTED: China Unicom completes sale of $1 billion bonds to SK Telecom; Alltel enables credit card payments via handsets; an

> China Unicom said it completed the sale of $1 billion in zero-coupon convertible bonds to SK Telecom, due in 2009. Article

> Mobile sales professionals now will be able to accept credit card payments in the field using the MobileCharge solution on select handsets from Alltel Wireless. Release

> Chutes & Ladders: Starent Networks names Matt Desch to board of directors. Release

> Adaptix said it was issued a patent relating to OFDMA technology. Release

And Finally... The owner of a New York mobile-phone retail store pleaded guilty to defrauding customers out of $2 million. Article