ALSO NOTED: Loss of Cingular brand could cost AT&T billions; Skype brings conference calling to the masses; and much more..

> Loss of Cingular brand could cost AT&T billions. Article

> Skype is bringing conference calling to the masses, allowing up to 100 users to join in the same conversation. Article ( sub. req.)

> Motorola bought one of Ben Q's research labs. Release

> South Africa's biggest mobile-phone operator, MTN Group, agreed to buy Dubai-based rival Investcom for $5.53 billion in cash and shares. Article (Wall Street Journal sub. req.)

> RIM is making a push in the small to midsized business market by offering a free copy of its BlackBerry server software. Article 

> JupiterResearch said there's a big subscriber growth potential if operators target teens and parents with separate marketing messages. Article

> College campuses may be building WiFi, but more professors are banning laptops in class. Article

And Finally... How can every network operator claim to be the best? Article