News of Note—BT to remove Huawei equipment, AT&T's Samsung 5G phone, Altice's BYOD and more

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Here are the stories we're following today:

> Verizon's new 5G demo phones show a "5G UWB" indicator where you normally see 4G LTE. PCMag article

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> VodafoneZiggo will use Cisco's self-organizing network technology as it moves to 5G. SDxCentral article

> Cellwize, which offers mobile network automation and orchestration technology, said it received an investment from Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners. Release

> After announcing it would sell a 5G phone from Samsung, AT&T announced it would sell a second unnamed Samsung 5G phone later next year. Release

> BT in Europe said it plans to remove Huawei equipment from its core network. Total Telecom article

> Microsoft said 162.8 million people do not use the internet at broadband speeds, while the FCC said that number is just 24.7 million Americans. NYT article

> Altice said its forthcoming MVNO will focus heavily on the bring-your-own-device function. Light Reading article

> Verizon may launch RCS services (dubbed Chat) in the Pixel 3 this week. Droid Life article

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