News of Note—Ericsson’s 5G deal with Audi, Qualcomm’s IoT reach and more

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Here are some other stories we're following today:

> Audi and Ericsson plan to test the use of the emerging 5G mobile phone and network technology for automotive production. eeNews Europe article

> Qualcomm Technologies announced that it has expanded the distribution channels for its IoT products and now reaches more than 9,000 customers, nearly 20 times the number of customers compared to 2014, through indirect sales channels including more than 25 global distributors. Release

> Lenovo is promising the world’s first 5G phone, based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. VentureBeat article

> IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty will headline the CES 2019 keynote stage, kicking off the annual gathering on Jan. 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. Release

> Garmin reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its full-year forecast on Wednesday, boosted by higher demand for its activity-tracking wearable devices. Reuters article

> C Spire finalized its acquisition of TekLinks. Release

> SES will provide satellite services to the 5G Verticals Innovation Infrastructure (5G-VINNI) project, including end-to-end solutions. Release

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