News of Note—5G’s economic impact; Loon in Kenya; Intel’s chip moves and more

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Reducing current timelines for 5G infrastructure deployments could unleash an additional $100 billion to the U.S. economy. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we're following today:

> Reducing current timelines for 5G wireless infrastructure deployments by 12 months would unleash an additional $100 billion to the U.S. economy, according to a new report commissioned by CTIA. Release

> Loon announced its first commercial agreement: working with Telkom Kenya to provide internet service to parts of central Kenya. Wired article  

> Ericsson continues to look at the IoT opportunity. MWL article

> President Trump took issue with the European Commission’s massive fine against Google over Android. Reuters article

> The Justice Department urged a federal court to expedite its appeal of AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner. Reuters article

> The WISPA is working to urge the government to release more spectrum for wireless internet service providers. Telecompetitor article

> Qualcomm said it was dismayed that the European Union will continue an investigation into its pricing practices. Reuters article

> Google now has roughly 100 engineers dedicated to “Fuchsia,” reportedly the company’s replacement to Android that will power everything from phones to laptops to IoT devices. Bloomberg article

> Intel is beefing up its portfolio of chips with the purchase of eASIC. RCR Wireless article

> IEEE 802.11 is working on the successor to 802.11ax. Post

> DARPA announced a new program called SHRIMP: SHort-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms. IEEE Spectrum article