Bridgewater wins MetroPCS LTE contract; Best Buy offers holiday deals

> MetroPCS picked Bridgewater Systems as a vendor for its LTE network; Bridgewater will provide its Home Subscriber Server and Policy Controller, which manage data related to subscriber services. Article

> Best Buy Mobile is offering several holiday deals on BlackBerry smartphones, and is cutting the price of Nokia's Booklet 3G by $100 to $199.99. Release

> Huawei poses many threats to the established order among Europe's big equipment vendors. Commentary

> Broadband mapping grants can help the FCC and local communities refine their plans. Commentary

> Starent Networks shareholders approved the previously announced $2.9 billion sale to Cisco Systems. Article

> T-Mobile International confirmed it will test femtocell interoperability over the next six months in its German labs. Article

> Nokia said it intends a major push into the Near Field Communications market with the launch of a range of NFC-enabled handsets in 2010. Article

> The Wireless Gigabit Alliance completed specifications for a technology designed to deliver as much as 7 Gbps in the 60 GHz band. Article

And finally... Verizon Wireless refunded a teenager's $22,000 cell phone bill. Article

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