News of Note—Trump’s 5G priority, Apple’s market share, Verizon’s Samsung deal and more

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Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly broke a federal law by urging a crowd to “make sure that President Trump gets re-elected.” (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we’re chasing today:

> Verizon service has been down for more than 10 days in one California town. ABC article

> Members of the military have been advised not to purchase Huawei or ZTE smartphones. PhoneScoop article

> Verizon’s Oath has inked a deal with Samsung to install Oath’s Newsroom app, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Go90 mobile video apps on all of Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices. Reuters article

> Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler warned against Sprint and T-Mobile using China as an argument to push regulators to approve their merger, but said that carriers sharing 5G infrastructure would help accelerate the rollout of the technology. Brookings post

> Samsung recaptured a leading position in the smartphone market with 23% global marketshare in the first quarter, while Apple grew slightly to 15% share. Strategy Analytics release

> A United Kingdom spectrum regulator urged wireless operators to find ways to share spectrum. MWL article

> Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly broke a federal law, according to a new report, by urging a crowd to “make sure that President Trump gets re-elected.” The Verge article

> A Samsung router that recently passed through the FCC’s approval system appears bound for Verizon’s fixed 5G service. VentureBeat article

> U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC that 5G was a priority for President Trump’s administration. Reuters article

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