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

news of note
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

Sponsored by Wirecard

Reimagine Your Refunds Program as a Driver of Cost Savings, Efficiency, and Brand Trust.

Digital refunds bring the chance to lower costs, eliminate your administrative burden, and even drive customer winback. The Wirecard Refunds Report reveals how to transform refunds from an afterthought to a competitive advantage.

> 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

Suggested Articles

The last of a six-part series attempts to round up the observations and the roadmap for the coming decade.

Ligado Networks is still getting push-back, including from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

Mobile edge computing (MEC) and 5G XR2 are a perfect match, according to the head of XR at Qualcomm.