News of Note—T-Mobile’s outage; Qualcomm’s server chips; ZTE’s shutdown and more

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Facebook announced a major management reshuffling that includes naming new executives to lead its WhatsApp and Messenger divisions. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we’re chasing today:

> According to Nokia CTO Marcus Weldon, edge clouds will be critical for operators moving to 5G. MWL article

> Qualcomm is reportedly considering an exit from the market for server chips. Bloomberg article

> Verizon's Open Innovation Lab in Manhattan lets some Verizon-selected startups and entrepreneurs test out their solutions with a fully functioning Verizon 5G network. PCMag article

> FCC chairman Ajit Pai met this week with CEOs from Sprint and T-Mobile to discuss the companies’ proposed merger. Reuters article

> At its I/O developer conference, Google released details of its new Android P operating system, as well as the AI technology that powers its digital assistant service. Verge article

> ZTE said that “major operating activities of the Company have ceased” following a U.S. ban on sales to the company. Release (PDF)

> Facebook announced a major management reshuffling that includes naming new executives to lead its WhatsApp and Messenger divisions. Bloomberg article

> Apple appears to be taking down apps in its App Store that share location data with third parties. 9to5Mac article

> Qualcomm said it will make new chips for Wear OS wearable devices. The Verge article

> Google’s Project Fi MVNO is juicing its offering with new discounts. Prepaid Phone News article

> Top wireless operators in Japan launched RCS services under the +message brand. MWL article

> T-Mobile blamed a cut to its fiber backhaul for a service outage in Houston. Tweet

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