News of Note—Verizon on 5G smartphones, T-Mobile’s prepaid efforts, Amazon’s value and more

news of note

Here are the stories we’re following today:

> Utah’s governor signed new legislation aimed at making it easier for wireless operators to deploy small cells. RCR article

> A new article peeks into Verizon’s 140 in-house ad agency headed by a former Apple executive. Adexchanger article

> T-Mobile said a promotion from AT&T during the fourth-quarter cut into its prepaid growth. Mobile World Live article

> Amazon is now the world’s second-most valuable company, passing Google’s Alphabet. CNBC article

> Qualcomm said it will offer a software development kit for its Snapdragon 845 VR platform later this year. Verge article

> Verizon’s CEO said users will only have to charge their 5G smartphones once every four weeks. MWL article

> According to a new report from Navigant Research, there are now at least a dozen licensed spectrum options available for utilities. Release