Qualcomm, GlobalWireless sign femtocell deal; T-Mobile UK-Orange merger ramifications

> Qualcomm and GlobalWireless inked a CDMA femtocell licensing agreement. Release

> The merger between T-Mobile UK and Orange UK fundamentally changes the dynamics of the British mobile market. Article

> U.S. Cellular and Asurion Mobile Applications launched a free contact backup app for smartphones. Release

> Carriers are asking Facebook to scale back the amount of data contained in its mobile Web offerings. Commentary

> iPhone users have to understand that there is a major difference between the wired Internet and the wireless Internet. Commentary

> WiChorus announced a deal with rural WiMAX operator Open Range Communications to provide its SmartCore platform for the carrier's network, news that comes less than a week after the company made a similar announcement with Clearwire. Article

> Telefonica O2 Ireland reached an agreement with Norway-based Rubberduck Media Lab for the delivery of a mobile TV and video service. Article

> Nokia Siemens Networks was the big winner for Russian operator MegaFon's 3G network buildout. Article  

And finally... David Pogue's "Take Back the Beep" campaign appears to be making progress, with AT&T Mobility agreeing to drop the paging option from its voicemail instructions. Article