Vodafone lashes out as EU votes to cut roaming charges

European politicians have just voted up proposals to slash roaming charges for mobile users who stray across the continent’s borders. But it’s drawn a violent response from Vodafone boss Vittorio Colao who thinks it could create “hell” for operators.

The Bright Future of Distributed Antenna Systems

Crown Castle last week completed its $115 million acquisition of NewPath Networks, which builds and operators distributed antenna systems (DAS) networks. The deal, among others, underscores the increasing importance this technology will play in the future deployment of mobile services.

iPhone Wins Out in J.D. Power Satisfaction Survey

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They’re probably still on a high from the sale of their billionth app, but Apple (s aapl) now has more cause to celebrate thanks to consumer research firm J.D. Power and Associates.

A recent survey by the firm found that the iPhone ranked highest in customer satisfaction among cellphone owners so far in 2009. It topped the whole survey, beating out all others in both the smartphone and regular ol’ dumphone category, too. Nothing to sneeze at for a phone that once incurred such vocal complaints. Maybe the soothing balm of the upcoming OS 3.0 features has mitigated some of the iPhone’s early perceived failings. Read More about iPhone Wins Out in J.D. Power Satisfaction Survey