News of Note—Apple and eSIM reports; Huawei whistleblower and more

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Telit announced that its deviceWISE IoT platform is now fully interoperable with the IBM IoT platform. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we're following today:

> Apple might debut an eSIM chip in its next iPhone models. BGR article

> The results of CTIA's Annual Wireless Industry Survey indicated that Americans used 15.7 trillion megabytes of data in 2017, a 14.3% increase compared to 2016 and about four times the amount of data used in 2014. Wireless Week 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.

> A whistleblowing employee of a Huawei subsidiary is suing for $100 million over claims the Chinese company infiltrated meetings at Facebook HQ in the U.S.—and stole rivals' trade secrets before sending them to China. The Register article

> The FCC appears to have dropped a plan to charge some users to make complaints about billing and other issues. Wired article

> FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced a $100 million pilot program for connected health technologies. Release

> ZTE signed a deal with the U.S. government to lift trade restrictions. Reuters article

> National Instruments and Spirent said they will team up for 5G device testing. MWL article

> Telit announced that its deviceWISE IoT platform is now fully interoperable with the IBM IoT platform. Release

> Broadcom said it will acquire CA Technologies for $18.9 billion in cash in a move that broadens its reach into software. ZD Net article