News of Note—Sprint’s Super Bowl data, T-Mobile’s lawsuit, Xfinity Mobile’s losses and more

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Here are the stories we’re following today:

> Sprint said it recorded 9.7 TB of data usage on its network near U.S. Bank Stadium during the Super Bowl, which the carrier said was an increase of 94% from last year. Release

> Vodafone said it is in early talks to buy some European assets from cable giant Liberty Global. Variety article

> Chinese vendor ZTE announced a new 5G network slicing product. Release

> Comcast may revisit its dalliance with Fox and try to outbid Disney for the media assets should AT&T prevail in its court battle with the U.S. Justice Department to buy Time Warner Inc. FierceCable article

> Executives from Microsoft, Google and Amazon didn’t offer any indication that they will change their approach to overseas cash stockpiles following the passage of the nation’s tax reform. WSJ article

> Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile MVNO is on track to lose around $1.2 billion in its first 18 months. Philly article

> The NYPD is replacing officers’ Windows Phones with iPhones. Engadget article

> A T-Mobile customer sued the company, arguing the operator’s lax security allowed hackers to steal cryptocoins. Verge article

> AT&T is once again looking to shed its data center business as it looks to sharpen its sights on its wireless and video business operations. FierceTelecom article

> Redzone Wireless said it received FCC approval for a nationwide 3.65 GHz spectrum license. Release