News of Note—Sprint’s Magic Box for hotels; Spain’s 5G auction

news of note

Here are some other stories we're following today:

> The new Sprint Magic Box – Hospitality Edition, designed and manufactured by Airspan Networks, is the first all-wireless small cell produced specifically for hotels. Sprint blog post

> According to RootMetrics drive tests, Verizon provides the best mobile services nationwide. Release

> AT&T said it worked with government procurement operation NPPGov to "simplify and broaden the FirstNet contracting process for public safety entities." Release

> LG continues to post sluggish results in its mobile business. TechCrunch article

> Telefonica, Orange Spain and Vodafone Spain took the spoils in the country’s auction of 200 MHz in 5G-suitable frequencies, which netted authorities more than four times the original asking price. Mobile World Live article

> A large number of device makers are patching a serious vulnerability in the Bluetooth specification that allows attackers to intercept and tamper with data exchanged wirelessly. Ars Technica article

> Synchronoss Technologies announced that Kris Rinne has been elected to Synchronoss’ board of directors. Release

> The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) announced a new program that will add an estimated $100 million a year to its current spending on machine learning. EE Times article