ALSO NOTED: Eircom receives $2.9B bid; Celtel buys Nigeria's Vmobile for about $1B; and much more...

> Irish operator Eircom said it had received a joint proposed bid from Australian investment firm Babcock & Brown Capital and Eircom ESOP Trustee valuing the phone group at $2.9 billion. Article (Wall Street Journal sub. req.)

> Celtel International, Africa's third-largest mobile-services provider, has agreed to buy 65 percent of Nigeria's Vmobile for more than $1 billion. Article (Wall Street Journal sub. req.)

> Jupiter research says public WiFi adoption increased 40 percent in the past year. Article

> MetroFi beat out EarthLink and others to build and operate a WiFi network in Portland, OR. Article

> MetroPCS launched service in Detroit. Release

And Finally... The town of Nokia, former home to the famous handset maker, plans to go all wireless. Article