CTIA has announced a request for information (RFI) on behalf of its Code Scan Action Team. The RFI is being sent to a wide range of companies with an interest in the Cameraphone Barcode Scanning (CBS) space. CTIA's Code Scan Action Team, comprised of industry representatives, is currently in the process of evaluating solutions to implement CBS on wireless phones in the United States. The purpose of this RFI is to understand and evaluate partner capabilities and interests in code symbologies, code scanning client applications and proposed business models to support CBS. Companies interested in receiving the RFI should contact Athena Polydorou, director of Wireless Internet Development for CTIA, at apolydorou@ctia.org or 202-736-3259 for more information. Participating companies will be required to indicate an interest in responding by Dec. 20, 2007.

• Telecom equipment maker Ericsson, has announced that it will not filling the remaining contract with India's state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL). Ericsson has already won 60% of the massive contract from BSNL