News of Note—Facebook-led TIP gets new executive director; Nokia cutting 500 jobs in Illinois and more

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The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) appointed former GSMA executive Attilio Zani as its new executive director. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> The Facebook-led Telecom Infra Project (TIP) appointed former GSMA executive Attilio Zani as its new executive director, succeeding Leland Lai. MWL article

> Nokia will cut 500 jobs in the company’s Naperville, Illinois, office by year-end as part of the company’s restructuring plan. SDxCentral article

> The GSMA said last week’s Mobile World Congress Americas hosted nearly 22,000 attendees. Release

> Consumer and advertising expenditure on handset-based mobile media is set to remain strong and will approach $720 billion by 2023, according to Strategy Analytics. Release

> Hurricane Florence restoration efforts in North Carolina have brought the total of sites out of service to 8%. Wireless Estimator article

> The EU is to drop its litigation against Apple over its tax relationship with Ireland now that the iPhone-maker has paid back $15.4 billion in back taxes, plus interest of $1.4 billion. Engadget article

> Qualcomm is reportedly looking to add new directors to its board as a settlement in a long running patent spat with Apple is looking more likely. MWL article

> Google will partner with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to put Android-based infotainment systems into millions of cars. Tech Crunch article

> Allied Minds announced the formation of a new subsidiary, QuayChain to build CBRS-enabled connected digital infrastructure. Release

> Nokia is launching a competition to seek designers and creative minds who want to play a part in shaping how a new 5G mobile network looks for the city of Helsinki. Nokia blog

> Former Verizon EVP Marni Walden has been appointed to the board of Mobilize Solutions. Release