ALSO NOTED: France awards licenses for WiMAX; Telefónica plans to issue $1.28 billion in debt; and much more...

> French telecommunications regulator ARCEP has awarded regional licenses for WiMAX. Article

> Spain's Telefónica plans to issue $1.28 billion worth of debt this week. Article

> Cingular Wireless has become a member of the Open Mobile Terminal Platform. Article

> Vodafone Ireland has launched a flat-rate 3G mobile Internet access offer, called Vodafone Unlimited Data, costing $62 per month. Article

And Finally... Leave it to the Japanese to develop a device that records and replicates odors. That could be good or bad. Article