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

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.

> 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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