News of Note—KT’s 5G launch; GE’s new IIoT venture and more

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Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Korean telco KT said it has officially launched its 5G network commercial service, through an AI-equipped robot named Lota. RCR Wireless News article

> GE said that it will launch an industrial IoT company that consists of its software portfolio, including its Predix platform. ZDNet article

> The GSMA has called on governments worldwide to support the identification of “sufficient” millimeter wave spectrum for the mobile industry at the next ITU World Radiocommunication Conference in 2019. SDxCentral article

> A Utah-based wireless test bed is positioning itself as a platform for testing major new functions for both wireless and cloud environments, including large open source efforts from groups such as ONAP. Light Reading article

> Apple is apparently working on its own, in-house developed modem to allow it to better compete with Qualcomm. The Verge article

> The governor of Michigan inked legislation aimed at speeding the deployment of small cells there. AP article

> The U.S. International Trade Commission said it will consider a ban on iPhones in the United States, per Qualcomm's request. Bloomberg article

> AT&T and Cradlepoint said they will target first responders with with a path to upgrade to 5G. Release

> Apple is reportedly looking at the potential to develop its own cellular modems for its iPhones. Cnet article