TracFone posts 1.1M net adds in Q4; Alltel to sell Samsung Gem

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> ZTE announced iMarket, a cloud-based applications store. Article

> The FCC is working to crack down on cell phone jammers. Article

> Verizon Wireless has started testing Voice over LTE technology. Article

> Ericsson announced a new generation of IP networking products. Article

> Alltel announced it will sell the Samsung Android-powered Gem. Article

> President Obama plans to unveil a major policy effort around freeing spectrum for mobile broadband and funding the buildout of a wireless network for public safety. Article

> Amerilink Telecom has scaled back operations following Huawei's unsuccessful bid for Sprint Nextel's infrastructure business. Article (sub. req.)

> Harbinger Capital Partners sold its 14 percent stake in Inmarsat. Article

> TracFone recorded 1.1 million net adds in the fourth quarter. Article

Mobile Content News

> Google could rake in more than $1 billion in advertising revenues across its Android mobile platform in 2012. Article

> Google is getting aggressive in mobile advertising. Commentary

> Microblogging juggernaut Twitter remains the target of intense acquisition interest. Article

> Visa will acquire monetization platform provider PlaySpan. Article

> Opera now counts 100 million mobile users. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> Ericsson plans a mobile network radio solution called antenna integrated radio that integrates the antenna into the radio unit to cut energy consumption and installation time. Article

> FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced an internal FCC task force dedicated to identifying ways to reduce obstacles to broadband deployment. Article

> VoLTE is now a competitive requirement for Verizon. Commentary

European Wireless News

> The German population appears to have enthusiastically taken to mobile broadband. Article

> France Telecom Orange dropped Google's DoubleClick ad platform in favor of rival OpenX. Article

> France Telecom's Orange and SFR said tariffs will stay the same after they had announced earlier that existing subscribers would be charged more for their mobile calls. Article

And finally... Apple has been granted a patent that allows wireless carriers to bid to provide service to its iPhone. Article