News of Note—Facebook’s Zuckerberg on VR; Ericsson’s NB-IoT trials with Vodafone

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Here are some other stories we're following today: 

> Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined the steps needed to invigorate the VR industry—and first up is the creation of a self-sustaining ecosystem. Mobile World Live article

> Trials in Australia and the U.K. involving Ericsson and Vodafone indicate the NB-IoT standard is starting to become a reality. article

> The Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance published new white papers aimed at highlighting the implications and trade-offs of 5G services that are relevant for mobile network operators. Rapid TV News article

Mobile World Congress 2019

Attend the 2-Day Executive 5G Panel Series

FierceWireless is returning to Barcelona, Spain, during Mobile World Congress 2019 with a two-day Executive 5G Panel Series at the Fira Congress Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the MWC Convention Center. The panel events will take place on Feb. 25-26 and will cover 5G and The Fixed Wireless Access Opportunity, Taking 5G Indoors, and Making 5G Ubiquitous. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear from 5G leaders including Verizon, Vodafone, Orange, Sprint, NTT Docomo, Boingo Wireless, Qualcomm, and more over the course of two days.

Secure your spot at the event today! Now is your chance to join fellow industry professionals for networking and education. Registration information and the schedule can be found on the website here.

> Iridium Communications is taking IoT coverage beyond cellular range and collaborating with Amazon Web Services for a satellite cloud-based solution offering global coverage for IoT applications. Release

> Google celebrates its 20th birthday today. Business Insider article

> Samsung's chairman allegedly suppressed unions. Engadget article

> Mobile Posse announced its new Firstly Mobile, which the company said is its "latest next-gen content discovery platform, creates a smarter smartphone experience for consumers, a safer brand experience for advertisers and a bigger revenue opportunity for carriers and OEMs." Release