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

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.

> 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