News of Note—Verizon’s Fortnite traffic spike, American Tower’s acquisition, rising robocalls and more

News of note
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Here are the stories we’re following today:

> Verizon recorded a 60% spike in its wired network traffic when “'Fortnite: Battle Royale” Season 4 was released. Forbes article

> The merger of Sprint and T-Mobile will impact tower companies in a variety of ways. LinkedIn article

> Former senator John Sununu is arguing for the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. Morning Consult article

> The number of robocalls per month is dramatically increasing, according to numbers from YouMail. NYT article

> Google is updating Android Auto to include additional features. Verge article

> In his new role at SoftBank, Sprint’s Marcelo Claure will in part work with SoftBank’s other portfolio companies like Arm and Uber. Kansas City Business Journal article

> America Tower said it will acquire Telkom Kenya’s transmission towers. Reuters article