News of Note—Ericsson’s ailing BSS business; Huawei’s no-show 5G devices and more

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The smartphone market will experience a 4.1% rise in shipments in 2019, according to ABI. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Ericsson will book a $687 million charge in its fourth-quarter 2018 results related to the restructure of its ailing BSS business, with further charges and job cuts expected in the division over the next year. Mobile World Live article

> No 5G phones, base stations or chips were on display at Huawei’s CES booth, which was packed with laptops, 4G devices and accessories, including Honor-branded devices. VentureBeat article

> The smartphone market will experience a 4.1% rise in shipments in 2019, growing to just under 1.6 billion for the year, boosted by 5G and flexible displays, according to ABI Research. Release

> AT&T is preparing to conduct a round of layoffs but said the effort would only impact a "very small" and unspecified number of the company's workforce. Light Reading article

> Amazon has apparently received over 1 million preorders for its recently announced Echo Auto. The Verge article

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