News of Note—Google Cloud joins LoRa Alliance, 5G security, Verizon's outage, and more

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Here are some other stories we’re following:

> The LoRa Alliance announced Google Cloud has joined as a Sponsor Member. Release

> Canadian networking software company BLiNQ Networks said it will be able to offer a solution for shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band under a recent agreement with Federated Wireless. Wireless Week article

> Along with all its benefits, 5G also brings with it new threats  that must be addressed by vendors and operators. Mobile World Live blog

> Revenues in the IoT device management space will grow 58% in 2018, according to MachNation forecasts. Release

> Nokia finalised the sale of its Digital Health unit, changed the head of its Technologies division, and formed a committee charged with assessing the impact of disruptive technology,

> Ericsson said it inked a $291 million credit agreement with the European Investment Bank for 5G research and development activities. Release

> The first Android Go phone for the U.S. market, the Alcatel 1X, will hit store shelves next week for $100. Verge article

> Following the sale of its health business, Nokia said Gregory Lee is leaving the company and Maria Varsellona, Nokia’s chief legal officer, will step in as president of Nokia Technologies. Release

> Sierra Wireless said its CEO Jason Cohenour retired today and the company will begin a search for a new chief executive. Release

> AT&T said that, with its new all-weather Flying COW (Cell on Wings), “first responders and field technicians have a new tool on the way to help speed recovery work in the toughest of environments.” Post

> ExteNet Systems said it will acquire Hudson Fiber Network (HFN). Release

> Verizon suffered a serious wireless network outage on the East Coast. WATE article

> Google’s Project Fi MVNO added three new phones to its service. BGR article

> Senet announced that the Laird Sentrius LoRaWAN gateway now comes pre-loaded with the Senet LoRa Packet Forwarder software and provides native support for registration and operation on Senet’s network. Release

> Italian telecom operators TIM and Fastweb, together Huawei, have announced the first field applications based on a 5G mobile network. RCR Wireless article