News of Note—T-Mobile’s $3.5B deal with Ericsson; Verizon’s new 5G labs and more

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Ericsson and T-Mobile announced a multiyear, $3.5 billion contract. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we're following today:

> Ericsson and T-Mobile announced a multiyear, $3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network deployment. Release

> Verizon plans to open new 5G Labs in Washington, D.C.; Palo Alto, California; Waltham Massachusetts; and Los Angeles. Release

> Global Wireless Solutions released the findings of a study showing that AT&T has won the top accolade of “Best Network OneScore” for its overall national wireless network performance. 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.

> CCS Insight projects 5G connections will hit 340 million in 2021 and surpass 1 billion in 2023, before reaching 2.7 billion in 2025. TechRadar article

> Zipwhip announced a partnership with the Sacramento Kings to roll out an RCS-enabled communication channel on its toll-free business phone number. Release

> Five operators participating in Italy's auction of 5G spectrum have submitted initial bids worth about $2.9 billion. Light Reading article