News of Note—Sprint's strategy chief to depart; Verizon's first responder discounts; Russians and net neutrality; and more

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Here are the stories we're following today:

> An appeals court expressed doubts about the Justice Department's efforts to block the merger of AT&T and Time Warner. WSJ article

> Verizon is offering discounts directly to first-responder volunteers and retirees. 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.

> Kevin Crull, Sprint's chief strategy officer, is scheduled to leave the company at the end of the year. American City Business Journals article

> Nokia and China Mobile Research Institute inked an agreement under which the companies will jointly optimize 5G networks using a more open architecture. Release

> FCC Chairman Ajit Pai acknowledged that Russians interfered with the agency's net neutrality proceeding. Cnet article

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