ALSO NOTED: Tele2 may buy Russia's SMARTS and MCT; Japan's Softbank will offer direct connections via Yahoo portal; and much mo

> Swedish mobile operator Tele2 may buy Russian regional mobile operator SMARTS and the Russian mobile assets of MCT. Article

> Russian CDMA mobile operator Sky Link has increased its stake in mobile operator Personal Communications, or PeCom, to 100 percent, buying out Qualcomm's ownership. Article

> Japan's Softbank indicated its new mobile phones will offer direct connections to the Internet via a Yahoo portal site. Article

> Hong Kong has the highest mobile-phone penetration rate in Asia. Article

> Fujitsu Network Communications announced a new metro wireless mesh solution incorporating BelAir WiFi mesh products. Release

And Finally... GPS device keeps taxi-cab riders from getting cheated. Article