News of Note—BlackBerry's 'quantum-resistant' code; Verizon's severance; ZTE in India and more

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BlackBerry announced what it claims is “quantum-resistant” code. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we're following today:

> BlackBerry announced what it claims is “quantum-resistant” code signing to its lineup of cryptography tools. Venture Beat article

> How an attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple. Bloomberg Businessweek article

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.

> ZTE is currently working with Indian carriers to provide end-to-end solutions for the future launch of 5G technologies. RCR Wireless article

> According to OpenVault, average upstream usage for commercial wired internet subscribers is nearly 2.5x the amount observed per residential subscriber, with commercial subs averaging over 30 GB of upstream usage in September. Release

> Verizon is offering voluntary severance to roughly 44,000 employees, or more than a quarter of the carrier’s workforce. WSJ article

> Volkswagen teamed up with Microsoft to create an automotive cloud. IoT News article

> The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reportedly moving ahead with plans to change rules that bar fully self-driving cars from the roads without equipment like steering wheels. Reuters article

> The market for indoor wireless systems could grow to $11 billion by 2023, according to ABI Research. Release

> Radisys will use specifications from the ETSI Multi-access Edge Computing Industry Specification Group (MEC ISG) for its own platform. SDxCentral article

> Viasat has inked a deal to supply high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi to 18 new Boeing 737 Max jets ordered by Aeromexico. San Diego Union-Tribune article

> Toyota Motor Corp and SoftBank Group are teaming up to develop self-driving car services in Japan. Reuters story