News of Note—Deutsche Telekom signals 5G test expansion; EU pushed to allocate spectrum

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Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Deutsche Telekom signaled plans to expand its 5G test locations in 2019, although Berlin is clearly set to remain the focal point in the early stages of the German carrier’s 5G rollout strategy. SDxCentral article

> National authorities in Europe need to get serious on allocating 5G frequencies, the head of the group managing the European Commission’s digital agenda warned. Mobile World Live article

> Political troubles being faced by Huawei could affect the investment climate by telecom operators globally seeking to deploy 5G technology, according to Ericsson’s CEO Borje Ekholm. RCR Wireless News article

> Ingenu has a new president in the shape of Alvaro Gazzolo, who appears to have taken over some leadership responsibilities from Babak Razi. Light Reading article

> Ahead of Mobile World Congress next month, LG is teasing the launch of a new gesture-controlled device in a 13-second video with the tagline “goodbye touch.” The Verge article

> Motorola is adding 5G software support to the Moto Z3, as well as updating the phone to Android 9 Pie. VentureBeat article

> Synchronoss Technologies announced that Mohan Gyani has been elected to the Synchronoss board of directors. Release

> ZTE announced that the Guangdong branch of China Unicom and ZTE have made the world’s first 5G call by means of ZTE’s 5G prototype smartphone in Shenzhen 5G field trial. Release