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

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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

> 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

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