Sprint wary of Verizon Wireless' proposal to narrow anti-collusion rules; Sony's mobile sales jump

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@FierceWireless: RT@gigaom: iPad mini with retina display tipped for November 21 release date. Article[email protected]

> Anite said it is leading the development of 5G radio channel modeling for METIS. Release

> The world's largest electronics manufacturing company, Hon Hai, said it will now focus on making software. Article

> Apple will spend $11 billion on capital expenditures next year. Article

> Neustar announced it will acquire Aggregate Knowledge. Release

> According to research firm IDC, Apple's iPad accounted for 29.6 percent of the tablet market in the third quarter, just ahead of Samsung with 20.4 percent of the market and Asus at 7.4 percent. Article

> Rumors continue to swirl of an Android tablet carrying the Ellipsis 7 brand from Verizon. Article

> The continued revelations of the National Security Agency's spying could affect AT&T's plans to expand into Europe, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. Article (sub. req.)

> Sony's mobile sales increased 39.3 percent since the same period last year. Article

> According to a new report, Google's Android could expand into the wearable, TV and low-end phone space. Article

> Sprint said the FCC should "carefully scrutinize" Verizon Wireless' proposal to narrow the scope of the agency's anti-collusion regulations for bidding in spectrum auctions. Article

Wireless Tech News

> The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) said the world's first live, public Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) network will debut next month during the Wi-Fi Global Congress in Beijing. The network will be hosted by Cisco and China Mobile. Article

> AT&T's LTE network was impaired by a salon's fluorescent light. Article

> Gowex's shared Wi-Fi hotspot model employs social networking and advertising. Article

European Wireless News

> Orange has set a mid-November deadline for bids for its Dominican Republic unit, and is looking to seal what could be around a €1 billion ($1.37 billion) deal by the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported without naming sources. Article

> Finland achieved its goal of raising more than €100 million ($137.4 million) from its auction of spectrum in the 800 MHz frequency band, although the auction itself dragged for nine months. Article

> Orange added two new Orange-branded smartphones to its mobile device line-up, and claimed its policy of offering operator-branded devices at more affordable prices is paying dividends in some markets. Article

> Telefónica's CEO and Chairman Cesar Alierta gave assurances in Italy that he will avoid job cuts and maintain network investments at the struggling Italian operator as the Spanish group gradually increases control over Telecom Italia. Article

Cable News

> Verizon is talking to Intel about buying part or all of its Intel Media division, which has been developing a virtual pay TV service, AllThingsD reported Wednesday. Article

Telecom News

> Sprint reported that its wireline revenues of $875 million were driven by sequential increases in both Internet and voice segments. Article

> Lumos Networks reported that while its Q3 2013 results declined sequentially to $51.6 million from $52.3 million, it saw an uptick in both carrier and enterprise data revenues. Article

And finally… A real headline: "Dell Latitude 6430u Users Complain Laptop Smells of Cat Urine." Article