News of Note—South Korea’s 5G launch; T-Mobile taps AWS; Nokia’s $283M loan and more

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Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus simultaneously turned on their 5G networks at midnight on Dec. 1, launching what they claim are the world’s first commercial 5G services based on 3GPP standards. Mobile World Live article

> T-Mobile is using SageMaker Ground Truth from Amazon Web Services to create natural language understanding models that show relevant, contextual customer information in real time. SDxCentral article

> Nokia secured a $283 million loan from the Nordic Investment Bank, which the vendor will use to finance research and development on 5G related activities in Europe over the next two years. Mobile World Live article

> OneWeb Satellites will start building its first satellites from its brand-new Florida production facility in January. Advanced Television article

> Microsoft won a $480 million contract with the U.S. military to provide its HoloLens technology as part of an augmented reality technology package that the Army intends to use for training as well as in combat missions. ExtremeTech article

> Apple and Qualcomm now have an April date in court. Engadget article

> Qualcomm and Nokia said they have successfully achieved over-the-air 5G NR data calls in both the mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum bands. Release

> T-Mobile is offering its SyncUP Drive product for free with a service plan. Release

> AT&T said it will continue to deploy fiber after it reaches its goal next year of rolling fiber out to 14 million locations. ECN article