News of Note—Huawei and Australia’s 5G market, Sprint’s IoT deployment and more

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Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, announced the appointment of Larry Birnbaum as vice president of Global Hospitality and Multi-Dwelling Unit Business Development and Solutions. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we're following today:

> Microsoft announced an agreement to acquire GitHub. Release

> The head of the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division says there's no "magic number" for major players in a particular industry as his office weighs a merger between two of the nation's four major wireless carriers. Wireless Week article

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> Chinese equipment vendor Huawei could find itself excluded from Australia's 5G market after local politicians raised security concerns about the company and described it as an extension of the Chinese state. Light Reading article

> Apple’s WWDC 2018 kicked off today. Twitter post

> Sprint is taking advantage of its current 5G network overhaul to deploy a nationwide LTE-M network that it plans to have complete by year-end. SDxCentral article

> Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, announced the appointment of Larry Birnbaum as vice president of Global Hospitality and Multi-Dwelling Unit Business Development and Solutions. Release

> Senet and QuaeNet announced a partnership agreement in which QuaeNet will leverage Senet’s Radio Access Network Operator services to meet the growing demand for automated tank monitoring solutions across Canada. Release

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