News of Note—O2 partners with Nokia on Massive MIMO; Logitech ends talks with Plantronics; Germany’s 5G auctions and more

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Logitech ended discussions to acquire Plantronics. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Telefonica-owned UK mobile operator O2 is partnering with Nokia to create two Massive MIMO trials in central London. Forbes article

> Apple now has its last chance to fend off a lawsuit accusing it of price fixing on the App Store. Engadget article

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> Logitech ended discussions to acquire Plantronics, the U.S. maker of Bluetooth earpieces and gaming headsets. Reuters article

> Germany approved controversial coverage targets and national roaming provisions in its 5G auction rules hours after the GSMA said the proposed conditions could poison network rollout in the country. Mobile World Live article

> IPass announced that Deutsche Telekom has signed a seven-figure deal to license iPass SmartConnect. Release

> The Spanish government confirmed the auction to award spectrum in the 700 MHz band will take place in the first months of 2020 and not in the first quarter of 2019 as had been previously suggested. RCR News article

> Huawei released the Mobile Automation Engine (MAE), a solution designed to accelerate autonomous driving using cellular networks. Venture Beat article

> Nokia announced that it signed a multi-year patent licensing deal with the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo. GSMArena story

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