Sprint offering femtos to wholesale customers; House debates cell tax ban

> Sprint Nextel said it will offer a nationwide femtocell solution to its wholesale customers. Release

> House lawmakers debated a proposal to ban federal, state and local cellular taxes for five years. A similar proposal was recently introduced in the Senate. Article (sub. req.)

> Only 11 percent of total cellular subscriptions worldwide are 3G, according to market research and consultancy firm In-Stat. Release

> Keith Buckley, Leap's senior vice president of supply chain management, was appointed co-chair of the CDMA Development Group's Device Strategy Council. Release

> Former Nortel executives looking to buy the bankrupt company need a $1 billion federal loan. Article

> Manitoba Telecom Services inked a deal with Sprint to get access to Sprint's wireless handset lineup and vendor relationships. Article

> Between 2009 and 2014, annual sales of low-cost mobile handsets will increase by 22 percent to over 700 million, according to Juniper Research. Release

And finally... An Israeli woman unknowingly threw out an old mattress with her mother's $1 million in life savings inside. Article