News of Note—Verizon’s outage, Sprint’s FlixLatino offer, Fon’s XCellAir buy and more

news of note

Here are the stories we’re following today:

> Fon said it acquired XCellAir from InterDigital. Release

> Verizon suffered a major wireless network outage in Florida. WFTS article

> AT&T said its Cricket prepaid brand is selling the new LG Fortune 2 for $99.99. Release

> According to a new report, China’s Xaiomi is considering a purchase of GoPro. MWL article

> Sprint said it is offering a 45-day trial of the FlixLatino app, which streams Spanish-language movies, TV series and documentaries. Release

> A new article takes a deep dive into the voice codecs—including EVRC-B for Verizon, EVRC-NW for Sprint, and AMR-WB for AT&T and T-Mobile—used by some of the nation’s largest wireless carriers. PCMag article

> O2 in the U.K. plans to deploy 300 small cells in London by teaming with Arqiva. MWC article