News of Note—T-Mobile’s promotion, AT&T’s Cricket, xG’s CEO and more

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AT&T’s prepaid Cricket brand changed the names for its service plans. (Pixabay)

Here are the stories we’re following today:

> T-Mobile is running a promotion, including the offer of exclusive content, in conjunction with the upcoming Deadpool 2 film. Release

> Ericsson teamed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology to test how 5G might help produce jet engine components for MTU Aero Engines. Release

> AT&T’s prepaid Cricket brand changed the names for its service plans. PhoneScoop article

> xG Technology said George Schmitt will retire as the company’s CEO, effective immediately. Release

> A new report looks at delays in the government’s E-rate program and how that’s affecting broadband in public schools. Wired article

> China Unicom and Huawei partnered to test network slicing in 5G. MWL article

> The FCC’s Brendan Carr said the agency may well look to address local regulations around the deployment of small cells, in a move to speed the rollout of the devices. Release (PDF)

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