News of Note—Telstra’s layoffs, Sprint’s connected car platform, Ookla’s Mosaik purchase and more

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Here are some of the other stories we’re following today:

> FreedomPop’s Unreal Mobile launched its $10-a-month services Wednesday. Prepaid Phone News article

> Telstra said it will cut 8,000 jobs in a restructuring. Mobile World Live article

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> SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son said her will spend the bulk of his time hunting for new technology investments. Reuters article

> Sprint teamed with NXM Labs to launch a 5G-Ready Connected Car Platform “combining high-speed, on-demand passenger Wi-Fi with advanced vehicle health monitoring and safety,” the companies said. Release

> Armed Forces Mobile, which appears to be a new MVNO in the industry, is selling a new prepaid service. Release

> Viavi Solutions announced a new cellular IoT testing service. Release

> Ookla said it acquired Mosaik. Post

> Brightstar said it acquired Next Wireless Group, and that Next Wireless “will now lead the B2C e-commerce channel for Brightstar’s global sales of used wireless devices and services, utilizing online marketplaces and the Next Wireless sales platform,” the company said. Release

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