News of Note—Huawei’s U.S. workforce, the DOJ’s review process, Verizon’s network outage and more

news of note

Here are the stories we’re chasing today:

> The Department of Justice’s antitrust chief said the agency plans to shorten the time it takes to review merger applications, though he made no mention of T-Mobile’s proposed merger agreement with Sprint. WSJ article

> Verizon named Chris Bartlett as its new SVP for corporate development and Verizon Ventures. Release

> Verizon’s wireless network apparently suffered an outage yesterday. PhoneArena article

> AT&T will add Synchronoss’ Energy and Building Management offering to its smart cities and professional services portfolio. Release

> Canadian officials said the country remains open to equipment from Chinese vendor Huawei. MWL article

> Verizon will use FairCom’s c-treeACE multimodel database for its Intelligent Network Control Platform Transaction Server Migration—In-Memory Database. Release

> Verizon’s Visible service is no longer requiring new users to have an invitation to join the offering. PhoneArena article

> Huawei appears to be expanding its workforce in the United States. Android Headlines article

> AT&T and Dedrone announced a teaming to “protect military bases, venues, cities, and businesses, from malicious drones,” but the companies made no mention of using lasers to do so. Release