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

Mobile World Congress 2019

Attend the 2-Day Executive 5G Panel Series

FierceWireless is returning to Barcelona, Spain, during Mobile World Congress 2019 with a two-day Executive 5G Panel Series at the Fira Congress Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the MWC Convention Center. The panel events will take place on Feb. 25-26 and will cover 5G and The Fixed Wireless Access Opportunity, Taking 5G Indoors, and Making 5G Ubiquitous. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear from 5G leaders including Verizon, Vodafone, Orange, Sprint, NTT Docomo, Boingo Wireless, Qualcomm, and more over the course of two days.

Secure your spot at the event today! Now is your chance to join fellow industry professionals for networking and education. Registration information and the schedule can be found on the website here.

> 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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