ALSO NOTED: Cingular reaches deal with union; Six current and former Ericsson execs on trial for tax evasion; and much more...

> Cingular Wireless and the union representing about 11,000 of its customer service employees in nine southeastern states reached an agreement before an impending strike. Article

> Portugal Telecom has reportedly won a tender to buy one-third of Namibia-based mobile phone network operator Mobile Telecommunications. Article

> Six current and former executives at Ericsson went on trial Monday on tax evasion charges. Article

> Brightpoint signed an agreement with MVNO HELIO for logistic services. Release

> Tecore Wireless Systems launched a new core network platform to serve the MVNO market. Article

And Finally... Samsung has submitted a patent application for a mobile phone which would include a perfume container to spray the perfume when a button is pressed or a call is answered. Article