News of Note—Sprint touts uniqueness of 5G phone; Huawei joins OCP and more

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> The 5G smartphone Sprint is creating in collaboration with LG Electronics is going to look like no other handset on the market, according to Sprint’s VP of 5G development. Mobile World Live article

> The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announced that Huawei joined as a Platinum member. Release

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.

> Senior officials overseeing U.S. cyberintelligence expressed strong skepticism over Canada’s recent declaration that it possesses sufficient safeguards to address the risk of cyberespionage through devices made by Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei. Globe and Mail article

> A Mountain View, California, startup has built what its co-founders claim is a next-generation version of LIDAR. The Verge article

> At least one study appears to indicate that the number of mobile phone users in the United States has reached its peak. Engadget article

> The Wi-Fi kiosks in New York City have connected roughly 5 million people so far, handling around 500,000 calls per month. Engadget article

> A judge declined to ban Apple's iPhones in the United States, dealing a slight blow to Qualcomm. Reuters article

> California Governor Jerry Brown signed net neutrality legislation into law, setting up a legal showdown pitting his state against ISPs and the U.S. government. Ars Technica article

> Verizon said a Houston customer would be its first to turn on its 5G Home fixed wireless internet service. Release

> U.S. investigators failed in a recent courtroom effort to force Facebook to wiretap voice calls over its Messenger app. Reuters article