News of Note—Elop exits Telstra, Comcast’s Wi-Fi upheaval, ARM’s IoT moves and more

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Telstra announced a management shake-up as part of its recently unveiled 2022 strategy. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Telstra announced a management shake-up as part of its recently unveiled 2022 strategy, with the revamp resulting in the exit of former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as the Australian operator’s head of technology. MWL article

> Comcast installed Wi-Fi gear without approval—and the city of Corvallis, Oregon, is not happy. Ars Technica article

> ARM Holdings reportedly has agreed to buy U.S.-based data analytics firm Treasure Data. Bloomberg article

> According to a new report, Huawei’s first 5G phone will need much more power than 4G phones and will therefore require a premium copper cooling module. VentureBeat article

> Sigfox’s CFO has reportedly departed the company. Light Reading article

> Ericsson and LG Electronics inked a patent-licensing deal that covers 2G, 3G and 4G patents, but doesn’t mention 5G. Release

> Frontier and the Communications Workers of America District 9 said they inked a new agreement amending and extending existing contracts through September 2020. Release

> Sprint said its newest promotion drops the price to lease an iPhone 8 to $8 per month. PhoneScoop article

> The number of mobile payments users who tap to pay using a contactless payment solution provided by their mobile device’s maker will grow to 450 million people worldwide by 2020, according to Juniper Research. TechCrunch article

> SoftBank Group will team up with India’s Paytm to launch a digital payments service in Japan. Reuters story

> The global Radio Access Network base station equipment market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5% to exceed $26 billion in 2023, according to ABI Research. Release