News of Note—AT&T, Nokia prepare for 5G demo; Germany’s C-band moves

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> AT&T, Nokia and Jaunt will show football fans the future of mobile content and immersive experiences with a 5G demonstration and tailgate before Sunday’s Atlanta Falcons faceoff against the Dallas Cowboys. Release

> Vodafone Group, Ericsson and BMW warned the EU that restricting the use of 5G in connected cars in favor of Wi-Fi-based technology could hamper investment and put the continent behind rivals China and the U.S. Mobile World Live 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.

> Marcelo Claure and Masayoshi Son are selling their homes in Kansas City, where Sprint is headquartered. Kansas City Business Journal article

> FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr argued that the city of San Jose is unduly hindering the deployment of 5G there through excessive fees. Mercury News article

> MVNO Ting said it will offer some phones for 66% off through a Black Friday promotion. Site

> The GSMA welcomed the German government’s decision to release the entire 3.4 to 3.8 GHz band (C-band) but warned that some of the currently proposed conditions may slow Germany’s 5G future. Release

> Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges urged regulators not to force national roaming on operators as part of its 5G auction conditions, or risk hampering investment in rural parts of Germany. Mobile World Live article

> RFS said it has worked with mobile operators in Norway to successfully break the in-tunnel world record download speed of 560 Mbps as part of the Follo Line project. Telecompaper article