ALSO NOTED: Virgin Mobile board poised to accept NTL offer; Russia expected to issue 3G licenses; and much more...

> The board of Virgin Mobile is poised to accept a $1.1 billion takeover offer from cable operator NTL. Article

> 3 Italia believes it can add as many as 500,000 new clients in 2006 with the launch of its mobile TV service, La3. Article

> Russia is expected to issue 3G licenses this year. Article

And Finally... Owners of mobile phones that feature TV shows in the UK will be required to buy a TV license or be subject to a $1,700 fine. Article