News of Note—Apple’s WWDC, AT&T trademark, infrastructure hearings and more

news of note

Here are the stories we’re tracking today:

> Apple will unveil the next generation of iOS and macOS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The Verge article

> AT&T has filed for a trademark for “AT&T TV” with the U.S Patent & Trademark Office, a possible signal that the telco will eventually move away from its current TV brand names, DirecTV and U-verse. TV Answer Man post

> AT&T plans to have two carrier-grade mission-critical push-to-talk options for FirstNet subscribers and plans to release a request for proposals later this year. MissionCritical article

> The Senate Commerce Committee kicked off a series of infrastructure hearings Tuesday with one focused on broadband, including a big emphasis on collecting accurate data about where broadband is, and more importantly, isn't. Broadcasting & Cable article

> T-Mobile and NBC-owned station NBC 5 / KXAS-TV announced an agreement to accelerate the repacking of the station’s 600 MHz spectrum in North Texas and surrounding areas. Release

> Internet Promise Group has retained IPinvestments Group to conduct the sale of a patent portfolio that it says has the potential to disrupt the wireless industry. Release

> T-Mobile looks "unstoppable" and is poised to sap even more market share from larger competitors as it invests heavily in its network and turns cash flow positive, according to Guggenheim. CNBC article