News of Note—Orange reveals 5G plans; Qualcomm’s new IoT chipset and more

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Orange aims to launch 5G in 17 major European cities during 2019. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> French telecom group Orange said it aims to launch 5G technology in 17 major European cities across Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania and Spain during 2019. RCR News article

> The new Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem includes LTE category M1 (eMTC) and NB2 (NB-IoT), as well as 2G/E-GPRS connectivity. Android Central article

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> According to the SIMalliance, a new standard for 5G SIM cards may be necessary for added security. VentureBeat article

> SK Telecom inked an edge computing agreement with Deutsche Telekom. SDX article

> Telenor Group will use Nokia equipment for its 5G push. Release

> Italian telco TIM said it has completed what it claims to be the first European 5G New Radio video call in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and Ericsson. RCR News article

> Mediatek announced its next-generation smartphone SoC just one week after archrival Qualcomm did the same. EE Times article

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