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

Mobile World Congress 2019

Attend the 2-Day Executive 5G Panel Series

FierceWireless is returning to Barcelona, Spain, during Mobile World Congress 2019 with a two-day Executive 5G Panel Series at the Fira Congress Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the MWC Convention Center. The panel events will take place on Feb. 25-26 and will cover 5G and The Fixed Wireless Access Opportunity, Taking 5G Indoors, and Making 5G Ubiquitous. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear from 5G leaders including Verizon, Vodafone, Orange, Sprint, NTT Docomo, Boingo Wireless, Qualcomm, and more over the course of two days.

Secure your spot at the event today! Now is your chance to join fellow industry professionals for networking and education. Registration information and the schedule can be found on the website here.

> 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