News of Note—EchoStar drops Inmarsat bid; Nokia’s 5G deal with Tencent in China

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> U.S. satellite company EchoStar dropped its proposed takeover bid for U.K.-based rival Inmarsat, changing course just minutes before it was due to make a formal offer. Mobile World Live article

> The FCC is refusing to reverse a decision that will take a broadband subsidy away from many American Indians. Ars Technica article

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> Tencent struck a deal with Nokia to test 5G platforms and services in China. SDxCentral article

> Venture investment into satellite companies has been on a rocketlike trajectory since 2012 after a long fallow period. TechCrunch article

> Marvell Technology said it has completed the acquisition of Cavium. RCR Wireless News article

> App-based video calling services are changing the way consumers communicate in much the same way as streaming OTT video services have changed the way people consume TV, according to a new survey from Ovum. Telecompetitor article

> A cell-tower network in a box may be an affordable method for remote areas to obtain internet access. Inside Towers article


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