News of Note—Huawei in New Zealand; AT&T's spectrum in Mexico; FirstNet's discounts and more

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Here are the stories we're following today:

> New Zealand officials warned of security risks in using network equipment from China's Huawei. Reuters article

> Boingo said it will build wireless services for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York in the Long Island Rail Road Atlantic Branch and Grand Central Terminal East Side Access facility. Release

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> Inflexion acquired MYCOM OSI, which provides assurance, automation and analytics solutions to communications service providers. Release

> ABI Research predicted that network slicing could create $66 billion in value for enterprise verticals including manufacturing, logistics and transportation by 2026. Release

> LG said Brian Kwon, currently the company's home entertainment chief, will also lead its mobile phone business. PhoneScoop article

> AT&T released a number of predictions about the future. Cnet article

> AT&T is buying 2.5 GHz spectrum in Mexico. RCR article

> 5G could be hindered by backward-compatibility issues. Light Reading article

> FirstNet reduced its unlimited standard talk, text and data smartphone plan to $40 from $50. MissionCritical article

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