News of Note—Amazon’s AI chips, Android’s notch, AT&T closes FiberTower and more

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Here are the stories we’re following today:

> Amazon is reportedly developing its own chips for AI in order to speed up the performance of its Alexa devices. The Information article

> Singtel in Singapore said its tests showed 1 Gbps peak speeds on Ericsson’s quad-band FDD/TDD carrier aggregation technology. Release

> According to a new report, the next version of Android will support the iPhone X display notch. Bloomberg article

> Apple and LG are among those investing $10 million in OLED microdisplay maker eMagin. Cnet article

> China Mobile said it would test network slicing technology with partner Viavi. Release

> AT&T closed its acquisition of FiberTower, noting it paid $207 million for the company and will gain an average of more than 375 MHz in the top 100 markets in the 39 GHz band. Release

> Broadcom has reportedly obtained up to $100 billion of debt financing for its effort to acquire Qualcomm. WSJ article

> AT&T is going to replace copper wiring in parts of its California market damaged by fires due to drought conditions and high winds this past fall with fiber facilities. FierceTelecom article

> AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said his company’s proposed vertical merger with Time Warner will be key to it competing with newer media giants like Amazon and Netflix. FierceVideo article

> The prospect of Comcast re-entering a bidding war with The Walt Disney Company for select 21st Century Fox assets has evolved from mere speculation into something Comcast executive are reportedly seriously considering. FierceCable article


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