News of Note—T-Mobile’s new merger lead, AT&T’s connected car device, Intel’s 5G deals in China and more

News of note

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Similar to T-Mobile’s SyncUp Drive device, AT&T said it will start selling Harman’s Spark device for connected cars for around $80, with service for $5 per month. Release

> Sales of home routers could be affected by President Trump’s China tariffs. Reuters article

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.

> As noted in a recent report, 16 fixed wireless ISPs accounted for around $75 million of the government’s Connect America Fund II auction winners. Telecompetitor article

> Nominet was approved by the FCC as a TV White Space database administrator. Total Telecom article

> Intel announced a wide range of new deals for 5G in China. Release

> The 3GPP released a set of change requests for its specification for 5G. EE Times article

> T-Mobile said CenturyLink’s Sunit Patel joined the company as its new EVP of mergers and integration, which some analysts suggested indicated the company is confident its merger with Sprint will be approved, and that as part of that transaction T-Mobile’s CFO Braxton Carter may retire. Release