News of Note—AT&T’s LG plans, BT job cuts, China’s ZTE and more

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> CitySwitch said it hopes to build "hundreds and hundreds" of towers for AT&T, and that it could start adding radios and antennas to its first AT&T towers as soon as this year. Network Builder Reports article

> XG Communities announced an agreement to market and manage wireless coverage solutions for the City of Villa Park, California. Release

> AT&T won’t be carrying LG’s new flagship phone, the LG G7 ThinQ, but plans to offer a different, exclusive LG phone instead. CNET article

> Marking its one-year anniversary, the IoT-Ready Alliance introduced its first specification, The IoT-Ready Interface Specification V1.0. Release

> BT is reportedly due to announce up to 6,600 job cuts when it reports annual results next week. Light Reading article

> China’s antitrust regulator has reportedly approved Qualcomm’s joint venture with a unit of China’s state-owned Datang Telecom Technology Co. to design smartphone chipsets. Wall Street Journal article

> China reportedly appealed to the U.S. for an amendment to a seven-year restriction imposed on American companies from selling services and equipment to vendor ZTE. Mobile World Live story