Mobile giant Vodafone has begun talks with Greek operator Wind Hellas with a view to a possible merger with its local unit. Vodafone Greece and Wind Hellas are Greece's No. 2 and No. 3 respectively in the mobile market, behind market leader Cosmote . Wind Hellas is controlled by Largo, a group of international investors. (See Wind Hellas Acquired.)
Nokia has suffered an "SQL Injection attack" on its developers' site. A statement on the site says, rather sheepishly: "Initially we believed that only a small number of these forum member records had been accessed, but further investigation has identified that the number is significantly larger."
The BBC reports that U.K. mobile operator Three UK is giving away free 3G dongles and a year's worth of mobile Internet access to 11 rural communities to, it says, demonstrate its commitment to the cause of broadband-for-all. The pleasingly named Gringley-on-the-Hill, a village in Nottinghamshire, is the first place to benefit from 3's largesse.