News of Note—Cellphone radiation research, Super Bowl 52 usage stats, AI in media and more

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Here are the stories we’re following this morning:

> Network mapping company Mosaik said in 2018 it will focus on a number of new areas including the machine-to-machine space. Post

> The results of a two-decade long study into the health effects of cellphone radiation are in, and the results are largely inconclusive. Some test animals did show small increases of tumors and some signs of DNA damage. WSJ article

> Data usage stats from Super Bowl 52 are in:

  • On game day, Verizon said its customers used 18.8 TB of data in and around the stadium
  • T-Mobile said it offered download speeds of 121 Mbps
  • AT&T said its customers used more than 50 TB of mobile data at game-related events between Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sunday, Feb. 4 in the Minneapolis area

> The author of a memo proposing that the government fund the buildout of a nationwide 5G network has been removed from the National Security Council staff. Washington Post article

> The Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) said it completed ten “standards comprising the baseline specifications for commercial operations within the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band.” Release

> The global market for “detachable tablets” grew to 6.5 million units in the fourth quarter, up 10.3% from the previous holiday season, reports IDC. Release

> Motorola Solutions said it would acquire Avigilon. Release

> CenturyLink and Frontier are looking at wireless technologies to make their CAF-II commitments. FierceTelecom article

> Artificial intelligence and machine learning are poised to have a breakout 2018 in the world of media and entertainment. FierceVideo article