News of Note—Huawei’s troubles in Australia; Sprint Magic Box expansion

news of note

Here are some other stories we’re following:

> Australia reportedly is preparing to ban Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment for its planned 5G network. Reuters article

> Sprint announced that the Sprint Magic Box is slated for deployment in about 100 City of Pittsburgh buildings to provide connectivity for the nation’s first fully integrated Energy Savings as a Service initiative. Release

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.

> Apple has selected former Google executive John Giannandrea to lead a new artificial intelligence and machine learning team. CNBC article

> Ericsson signed an agreement with the Swedish company Transtema Group AB to divest Ericsson Local Services AB, a subsidiary of Ericsson supplying field service operations and maintenance of fixed and mobile networks in Sweden. Release

> Japanese regulators said Apple may have breached antitrust rules by forcing mobile service providers to sell its iPhones cheaply and charge higher monthly fees, denying consumers a fair choice. Reuters article