News of Note—China Unicom’s continued growth; Rogers to launch LTE-M and more

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Rogers announced its plan to launch an LTE Cat M1 network. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> China Unicom recorded another huge jump in net profit in the January to September period, as strong service revenue growth continued and its mobile subscribers grew by 33 million year over year. Mobile World Live article

> Canadian carrier Rogers announced its plan to launch an LTE Cat M1 network (LTE-M) to provide IoT-based services across Canada. RCR Wireless News article

> With the release of the Linux kernel 4.19 came not just new features and bug fixes, but the new Linux Code of Conduct as well. ZDNet article

> The European Commission is expected to outline regulation for the use of Wi-Fi in connected cars later this month. Mobile World Live article

> Telia is to shift about 500 employees at its Swedish business into a new central services division after bemoaning the slow pace of a turnaround at the operator's domestic unit, where it is trying to slash costs as sales continue to fall. Light Reading article

> Altice is no longer a part of the NCTA. Cablefax article

> Japan’s DoCoMo is selling a temperature- and humidity-monitoring service for industrial refrigerators and freezers using LoRa technology via an IoT partnership with myDevices. Release

> Telecom companies invested $76.3 billion in their networks last year, up from $74.8 billion in 2016, according to USTelecom. Telecompetitor article

> Verizon temporarily unlocked all Pixel 3 phones. Verge article

> After visiting Florida, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai praised telecom companies’ response to Hurricane Michael. Tampa Bay Times article