News of Note—SKT, Samsung complete 5G NR call; Telit introduces new IoT module and more

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Telit announced the xE310 family of miniature internet of things modules. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> SK Telecom, the largest mobile operator in South Korea, and Samsung completed what they said was the first 5G call using the 5G non-standalone new radio standard and commercial 5G equipment. Mobile World Live article

> Telit announced the xE310 family of miniature internet of things modules, with initial models planned in LTE-M, NB-IoT and European 2G. Release

> Rolls-Royce announced it would use Intel chips as it develops a global system for autonomous ships that carry cargo on the high seas. Venture Beat article

> NetComm introduced an indoor LTE gateway for fixed wireless services that the company said can be installed by customers. Release

> The Australian government has opened up round four of its mobile black spots program for applications, with the Coalition emphasizing natural disaster-prone areas to gain access to more reliable network coverage. ZDNet article

> Truphone—the U.K. startup that provides global mobile voice and data services by way of an eSIM model for phones, tablets and IoT devices—said that it has raised another $23.7 million in funding. Tech Crunch article

> Florida's governor said AT&T and Verizon aren't providing good service in the state after Hurricane Michael. Wireless Estimator article

> U.S. lawmakers are warning Canadian officials to keep China's Huawei out of the country's move to 5G. TechCrunch article

> Samsung said its forthcoming foldable phone won't be a gimmick. MWL article