Motorola's debt downgraded; Qualcomm's aggressive LTE plans

> The ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded Motorola's debt to essentially junk status, on the belief that the company will not turn around its struggling mobile devices unit. Article

> Qualcomm has announced an aggressive rollout strategy for its LTE/HSPA+ modem, hoping for the second half of 2009. Article 

> Broadcom released its new combo chip, combining 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth and FM technologies on a single silicon die, which it says will increase functionality. Release

> The Spanish national railway infrastructure company ADIF has given Nortel a contract to deploy a complete GSM-R radio solution for its new high-speed rail link between Barcelona and Figueres. Article

> T-Mobile UK became the first operator in the United Kingdom to fund a free mobile games offer to its customers. Article

And finally... David Ross, one of the co-founders of the mobile retailing giant Carphone Warehouse, has resigned after it was disclosed that he used company stock as collateral against personal loans. Article

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