News of Note—Rubin’s Essential plans, DoCoMo’s capex, DT’s 5G plans, and more

news of note
Deutsche Telekom has set a target for launching 5G in 2020. (Pixabay)

Here are the stories we are following today:

> Andy Rubin’s Essential company is reportedly discontinuing plans for a home device while ramping up plans for a small, AI-powered mobile device. The Verge article

> Deutsche Telekom has set a target for launching 5G in 2020. Mobile World Live story

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.

> A top executive from Japan’s DoCoMo said that NFV technology has helped save the company 10% in capex expenses. Light Reading article

> Cable company Altice tested 5G network technology in Europe. RCR Wireless News article