News of Note—5G products from Amdocs and Ericsson, Flurry’s app metrics and more

news of note

Here’s some of the stories we’re following today:

> According to Flurry, the amount of time that smartphone users spent in various apps grew just 6% in 2017, a figure that’s down from 11% in 2016. Techcrunch article

> T-Mobile and Twentieth Century Fox Film announced a deal to offer T-Mobile customers $4 tickets to five of the studio's movies this year. Release

> Amdocs announced a 5G-ready online charging system, which the company said “enables service providers to process traffic from multiple network slices through a common online charging system, in accordance with the 5G standards guidelines published by 3GPP in December.” Release

> IoT network vendor Sigfox said it hired Franck Siegel as its new Chief Delivery Officer. Release

> Ericsson announced its new 5G Radio Dot small cell, though the company cautioned that the spectrum bands it supports doesn’t make it suitable for the U.S. market. Global Telecoms Business article