ALSO NOTED: Vietnam's mobile-phone operators to be partly privatized; Bite GSM predicts 155% wireless penetration in Lithuania;

> Vietnam's two largest mobile-phone operators will be partly privatized soon. Article

> Mobile operator Bite GSM in Lithuania forecasts that wireless penetration will reach 155 percent in that country by the end of 2006. Article

> South Africa's competition tribunal approves Vodafone's bid to buy 15 percent of Vodacom in a multi-billion-dollar deal. Article

> Chutes & Ladders: Colubris hires new executives as it struggles in the WLAN market. Release

And Finally... A Florida digital marketing firm claims 3 million U.S. mobile users have opted-in to receive marketing information (a.k.a. spam) via their handsets. Article