News of Note—ZTE, Google, T-Mobile and more

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Here are the other stories we’re following today:

> ZTE insists it is a trusted partner for customers in the U.S. and takes cybersecurity seriously, hitting back at allegations from government officials the company uses its presence in the country to spy for China. Mobile World Live article

> Ciena announced an update to its 5G network solutions platform that took into account input from dozens of mobile network operators that want to continue supporting advances in 4G LTE while preparing for 5G. SDxCentral article

> Google's Project Fi now covers 170 countries with international data. Engadget article

> Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure spent time with Korean carriers and manufacturers and says Sprint may be first in the world with real nationwide 5G coverage. Post  

> Verizon Enterprise Solutions has debuted its Software Defined Wireless Local Area Network (SD WLAN), giving business customers what it says is a user-centric wireless LAN managed solution. FierceTelecom article

> Arris reported a narrow 1% drop in fourth-quarter income to $1.74 billion, with video device sales declining 23.4% on a market shift to lighter-weight IP-driven boxes. Fierce Cable article

> T-Mobile, which makes its debut on the Fortune Best Companies list this year, has a lot to celebrate. Fortune article