Here are the other stories we’re following today:
> FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly said that beating the rest of the world to 5G is one of his personal goals. Broadcasting & Cable article
> T-Mobile is operating 18,000 containers across its virtualized cloud infrastructure. SDxCentral article
> GSMA Intelligence estimated that there are 159 million active monthly RCS users, a number the firm said will double to 350 million by the fourth quarter of this year. GSMA blog post
> Google said it is pausing work on its Allo messaging app and will instead work on an RCS-based messaging app called Android Messages. The Verge article
> Gemalto said it will offer cybersecurity for cloud-based, virtualized networks via Intel technology. Release
> AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson took the witness stand Thursday to preach the benefits in store if his company is allowed to finalize its $85 billion deal for Time Warner, which the Justice Department is attempting to block. FierceVideo article
Article updated April 20 to clarify the name of Android Messages.