LG-Nortel inks new North America JV; Crown Castle posts profit

> LG-Nortel and Taiwanese company Accton Technology announced a new joint venture to supply voice and data solutions to North American businesses. Release

> Tower player Crown Castle reported a surprise profit in the fourth quarter, with net income attributable to shareholders of $18.1 million, up from a loss of $63.8 million a year earlier. Article

> Building out more capacity is only part of the solution for handling rising data traffic. Article

> Wireless subscribers in Montana who lost service when Minnesota-based AirTEL shut down will be reimbursed for their losses. Article

> Huawei has been busy signing deals with other European operators for M2M partnerships and network enhancements. Article

> Orange plans to launch a new mobile advertising service based on technology it acquired with the purchase of Blyk. Article

> The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announced the awarding of $310 million in grants to service providers operating in 14 rural communities. Article

And finally... The very name of Apple's new product--the iPad--is making some women cringe. Article


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