ALSO NOTED: S&P downgrades Sprint Nextel; QUALCOMM acquires Berkana; and much more...

> Standard & Poor's downgrades shares of Sprint Nextel to "hold" from "buy" and reduced its estimates on earnings and price target. Article

> QUALCOMM acquires fabless semiconductor company Berkana Wireless. Article

> Venture-backed telecom companies use M&A as their exit strategy rather than the public markets in 2005. Article

> JVC America said it launched a new company to oversee the sales and marketing of its mobile entertainment products in the U.S. Release

> Broadcom said it has the world's first WiFi video-phone chipset for wireless handsets and desktop video IP phones. Release

> Palm introduced its latest Treo smartphone based on Microsoft Windows. Article

And Finally... A Scottish university is testing solar-powered streetlights that will also deliver wireless broadband. Article