News of Note—AT&T’s Sponsored Data expansion, Sprint’s HPUE gains, SpaceX’s satellite broadband and more

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According to one source, Sprint’s bond sale drew orders of around $3.75 billion. (Pixabay)

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> AT&T’s Sponsored Data program is now available to customers on the operator’s $35 and $45 prepaid plans. The carrier said its DirecTV Now service streams free data through the service and that other Sponsored Data partners include Aquito, Broadview, Fullscreen, SunTrust, Syntonic, Tata and Tube. The Verge article

> According to one source, Sprint’s bond sale drew orders of around $3.75 billion. Bloomberg article

> A testing firm found that Sprint’s HPUE technology increased Sprint’s 2.5 GHz coverage by 24%. Release

> According to Viavi, a total of 72 network operators are already testing 5G and an additional 28 operators have announced plans for 5G trials. Release

> SpaceX is planning to launch satellites for broadband internet this week. CNET article

> Broadcom lowered its offer for Qualcomm to $117 billion. Reuters article

> Accedian said it acquired Performance Vision, which offers network and application performance management. Release

> Clearfield said it acquired outdoor powered cabinet products from Calix for around $10.35 million in cash. Release

> Sprint said it launched the Samsung Knox Manage service for enterprise mobility management. Release

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