ALSO NOTED: Ericsson signs HSDPA deal with KPN; Cable &Wireless cuts workforce ; and much more...

> Ericsson signs an agreement with KPN Mobile for HSDPA equipment. Article

> Cable & Wireless Group, Britain's second-largest telecommunications company, said it will reduce its workforce by half in the next five years. Article

> TTPCom and Kineto Wireless announced a collaboration to develop handsets combining wireless Internet and cellular networks including GSM, GPRS and EDGE. Article

> Telephone and Data Systems and United States Cellular announced that the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) granted both companies the right to regain compliance with AMEX listing. Release

> A study from Carnegie Mellon University found that the use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices can interfere with the normal operation of critical airline components, even more so than previously believed. Article

> Trend: Gartner said phone sales rose 21 percent in 2005. Article

And Finally... QUALCOMM CEO Paul Jacobs said he thinks launching a wireless version of the popular iPod music player would be a good business decision for Apple. Article