News of Note—RTO teams with Microsoft’s Airband; Federated joins Airspan

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Here are the stories we’re chasing today:

> Smart waste company Sensoneo said it will be one of T-Mobile’s first NB-IoT customers. Telecom Tech News article

> RTO Wireless said it will use a combination of TV white spaces and CBRS spectrum via Microsoft's Airband Initiative to offer wireless broadband services to more than 290,000 people living in rural Maine and New York. Release

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> The FCC’s CAF II auction is now underway. Broadcasting & Cable article

> Today is the deadline Qualcomm set to close its purchase of NXP. Mobile World Live article

> Samsung’s SmartThings is launching an LTE M/NB-IoT tracker for Verizon’s network. Stacey on IoT article

> Federated Wireless and Airspan announced a “long-term collaboration agreement aimed at enabling organizations pursuing opportunities within the emerging shared spectrum market.” Release

> ExteNet Systems said it would join the Safer Buildings Coalition “to help set standards for in-building public safety wireless communications.” Release

> Nokia said it will act as a commercial partner for Current by GE’s CityIQ platform throughout Canada. Release

> Quantum Wireless said it installed a new DAS system for T-Mobile at the Augusta Entertainment Complex in Georgia. Release

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