News of Note—Crown Castle’s small cell rollout; India’s 5G auction and more

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India's government plans to conduct an auction of 5G airwaves in June this year. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Crown Castle expects to deploy approximately 20,000 small cell nodes in 2020 and beyond. RCR News article

> India's government plans to conduct an auction of 5G airwaves in June this year in line with its goal of launching 5G commercial services in 2020. Light Reading article

> Qualcomm struck a short-term licensing agreement with Huawei that at least temporarily settled one of two major disputes with its top customers. Mobile World Live article

> Apple reportedly plans to launch iPhones with a more powerful 3D camera as soon as next year, stepping up the company’s push into augmented reality. Bloomberg article

> Apple blocked Facebook's ability to distribute internal iOS apps after the social media giant was found to be tracking teenagers and other users with a "research" app. TheVerge article

> Google removed a research app called Screenwise Meter from Apple's internal iOS app distribution program, hoping to avoid the same fate Facebook now faces with Apple revoking certificates. ZDNet article

> NetComm plans to release a new 5G fixed wireless technology that aims to provide network operators with a self-install solution for end users. Release