News of Note—Verizon’s STEM donations, Qualcomm’s NXP offer, VoLTE roaming and more

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Here are the stories we’re tracking today:

> Transaction Network Services (TNS) said it is now handling live VoLTE roaming traffic for a major, unnamed U.S. operator. Release

> Verizon said it will raise the amount of money it will donate to fostering science, technology, and engineering education (STEM) in schools—from $200 million over five years to $400 million—due to the increase in cash it will get from tax reform. Fortune article

> A city council member in Los Angeles wants to study whether the city should deploy its own broadband network. Techwire article

> Rivada reiterated that it owns patents covering priority and pre-emption on LTE networks. MissionCritical article

> The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and tower climbing company Tower King II are arguing over three fatalities last year. Inside Towers article

> Qualcomm again extended its offer to acquire NXP. Release

> The CEOs of Facebook and Apple exchanged public criticisms of each other’s business models. 9to5Mac article

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