News of Note—EE’s 5G trial in London; Broadcom banking on Max WiFi and more

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The U.K.'s EE has activated what it claims to be the country’s first 5G trial network. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> U.K. mobile operator EE, owned by BT Group, has activated what it claims to be the country’s first 5G trial network in London’s Canary Wharf. RCR Wireless article

> Broadcom is banking on its Max WiFi chip platform to spearhead a broader push into the 5G and IoT markets. SDxCentral article


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> Qualcomm is applying to demonstrate 5G equipment, using 3.5 GHz frequencies, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in early January. Light Reading article

> Boingo Wireless CTO Derek Peterson believes 5G will be a game changer for stadium connectivity, with its high-speed and low-latency capabilities allowing for a more immersive future fan experience. MWL article

> Apple, Amazon, and Supermicro each released a forceful denial that their systems were tampered with following the publication of a Bloomberg Businessweek report last week. The Verge article

> Newtec announced its modems have become the first to be successfully tested over-the-air on Telesat’s inaugural Low Earth Orbit satellite. Release

> Google is widely expected to announce the Pixel 3 smartphone tomorrow. TechCrunch article

> AT&T is now selling cyber insurance policies with Lockton Affinity and CNA. Release

> Ranplan Wireless announced its new Professional 5.2 network planning tool, "offering key functionality to support 5G New Radio (NR)." Release

> Baicells tested xRAN interface interoperability with its small cell for LTE and Mavenir's Cloud RAN. Release

> T-Mobile is selling a new 600 MHz tablet from Alcatel. Release

> The FCC is asking cable operators and others for information related to the proposed Sprint and T-Mobile merger. Wireless Week article

> A top Homeland Security Investigations official has told a federal court that it remains the agency's policy that officers can install a GPS tracking device on cars entering the United States "without a warrant or individualized suspicion" for up to 48 hours. Ars Technica article


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