LightSquared inks deal wit SI Wireless; Lawmakers question Apple on location data

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> U.S. Cellular CEO Mary Dillon said small operators must innovate or risk losing market share. Article

> LightSquared inked a bilateral roaming deal with SI Wireless. Release

> Motorola Mobility and NII Holdings agreed to extend a supplier agreement in which Motorola will supply iDEN handsets to NII through 2014. Release

> Virgin Mobile launched the ZTE Peel 3G mobile hotspot case for $100. Article

> Verizon Wireless will begin delivering the Android 2.2 update to the Samsung Fascinate. Article

Mobile Content News

> Lawmakers are calling on Apple to respond to reports that products running its iOS mobile operating system store user location data in a hidden file. Article

> The recording industry reversed course, and now opposes mandating FM radio in mobile phones. Article

> Loopt unveiled Qs--local micro-reviews that enable users to access insider information on nearby businesses in real time. Article

Broadband Wireless News

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AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless need LightSquared to succeed so that they can argue that the mobile industry is competitive.  Commentary

> ZTE said it successfully demonstrated the ability for WiMAX and TD-LTE to co-exist on the same network. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile announced a joint memorandum of understanding pertaining to the development of Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio architecture. Article

European Wireless News

> Why is LTE still delayed in most of Europe? Commentary

> Deutsche Telekom is reportedly planning to increase its shareholding in the Greek telecoms group OTE. Article

> Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao indicated that the company might consider an initial public offering for is majority-owned Indian venture, Vodafone Essar, but only if local issues are resolved first. Article

And finally...
Researchers have developed a plastic that can repair itself if scratched, meaning there might be a day when scuffed handset cases can self-heal. Article

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