News of Note—Nokia’s edge, AT&T’s San Jose deal, Cook’s Trump meeting and more

news of note
ZTE is preparing a response to the U.S. Commerce Department. (stevepb/Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we’re chasing today:

> The city of San Jose inked a $5 million agreement with AT&T, which still requires city council approval, that will allow the carrier to build small cells in the city. StateScoop article

> Following news of a Department of Justice investigation into the matter, the Consumers Union, the Center for Democracy & Technology and Public Knowledge sent a letter to the GSMA “to raise concerns about possible standards that could restrict consumers’ ability to ‘unlock’ their mobile devices and switch to another carrier.” Release

> Nokia said it launched an edge cloud data center, dubbed the Nokia AirFrame open edge cloud infrastructure, that the company said would “meet the stringent and diverse low-latency data processing demands of Cloud RAN and advanced applications for consumers and industries.” Release

> Global smartphone demand fell 2% to 347 million units in the first quarter, according to GfK. Release

> ZTE is preparing a response to the U.S. Commerce Department. PhoneScoop article

> According to a number of regulators, cities are fighting some efforts by the FCC’s BDAC committee and losing. Bloomberg article

> Apple’s Tim Cook is scheduled to meet with President Trump, and is expected to discuss a brewing U.S.-China trade war. VentureBeat article

> Redeclaring itself a “connectivity business focused on broadband,” Comcast reported the addition of 379,000 new high-speed internet users in the first quarter, with overall revenue up 10.7% to $22.8 billion, driven primarily by a hot NBCUniversal division. FierceCable article

> Huawei announced an open architecture for SD-WANs and said that Riverbed Technologies, F5 and HPE were among the companies it was working with to develop it. The mention of HPE rapidly eclipsed news of the open architecture, however. FierceTelecom article

> AT&T and CitySwitch inked an agreement for building new cell towers, the carrier’s third such agreement after recent deals with Crown Castle and Tillman. Release