News of Note—Samsung’s SoC, Sprint and ORAN, Intel and more

news of note

Here are some other stories we’re following:

> Samsung has confirmed that it’s talking to multiple firms, including China’s ZTE, about selling its Exynos system-on-a-chip for use in phones, tablets and other devices. ExtremeTech article

> Smartphone rivals Apple and Samsung returned to a federal courtroom this week to resume their long-running patent dispute. WirelessWeek article

> Documents requested by American Oversight show FCC Chairman Ajit Pai met with top executives at AT&T shortly after the company began paying Michael Cohen. DSLReports article

> AT&T and Verizon both said they will sell the new RED Hydrogen One Phone. Droid Life article

> Aira said AT&T will be its global data provider as it expands to Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Release

> The Senate passed legislation aimed at restoring the FCC’s net neutrality guidelines. Washington Post article

> Sprint launched its new IoT Factory, which the carrier said is a “online marketplace that presents businesses with a wide selection of complete, ready-made boxed solutions that leverage the power of IoT (Internet of Things) to help them do business smarter.” Release

> Sprint is becoming a member of the ORAN Alliance, formerly known as the xRAN Forum, and it is also joining the LF Networking Fund. SDxCentral article

> Mobileye, Intel’s Israel-based autonomous driving unit, reportedly has signed a contract to supply 8 million cars at a European automaker with its self-driving technologies. Reuters article