News of Note—Qualcomm and NXP, Apple’s cheaper iPads, Sprint’s 5G phone promise and more

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A top executive with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said that U.S. operators have very strict requirements for their handset suppliers. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we’re following today:

> AT&T and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) have kicked off a collaboration to integrate the ONF’s work on multigigabit PON with ONAP. FierceTelecom article

> President Trump said he will move to block $50 billion worth of Chinese imports. The list of the specific items that will be blocked will be released in the next two weeks. Politico article

> A top executive with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said that U.S. operators have very strict requirements for their handset suppliers. MWL article

> Qualcomm again extended its offer for NXP as it continues to lose shareholder support for the transaction. VentureBeat article

> Apple is reportedly preparing cheaper iPads for the education market. Bloomberg article

> Sprint’s CEO Marcelo Claure promised that, by 2021, all of Sprint’s phones would support 5G. Tweet

> Rice Lake Wireless said it will deploy fixed wireless services in Ontario, Canada, with vendors Baicells Technologies and Broadnet Telecom. Release

> Verizon renewed its contract with Synchronoss Technologies for the company to power Verizon’s Cloud. Release

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