Nokia Siemens expands LTE presence; RIM buys Chalk Media for $19M

> Nokia Siemens Networks indicated it was investing in LTE in North America by announcing the creation of a "Next Gen Technology Lab" in Dallas, to focus on operator needs for the coming LTE rollout. Release

> Research In Motion announced that it was buying Chalk Media, the developer of the application suite Mobile Chalkboard, for $18.9 million. Release

> Nokia's Comes With Music application, which has failed to make much of an impact on the mobile music market, can be cracked by using a $27 software application. Article 

> WiMAX vendor Alvarion said it is cutting 11 percent of its 1,000 employees by the end of 2008 as it faces a tough economic climate in 2009. Article

> FairPoint, a company using WiMAX to feed broadband voice and data to hard-to-reach places in New England, is taking a retro approach to new broadband communications. FierceWireless conducted an interview with Michael Brown, FairPoint's vice president of network engineering, to explore more. On the Hot Seat  

And finally... Three KFC workers in California have been reprimanded after photos they posted of themselves bathing in their underwear and swimwear in the restaurant's deep sink were posted on a social networking site. Article

Suggested Articles

Norway’s Telenor ditched Huawei in favor of Ericsson for 5G RAN, but Telefónica tapped the Chinese vendor for 5G RAN in Germany and 5G core in Spain.

Samsung Electronics is expanding its North American presence in wireless infrastructure, striking a deal with Canadian telecom operator Videotron.

AT&T said its 5G service, for both consumers and businesses, is now live in 10 markets.