News of Note—Verizon adds Panama City to 5G list; LoRa Alliance releases new specifications

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Verizon added Panama City, Florida, to the list of U.S. cities that will get first crack at its 5G broadband service. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Verizon has added Panama City, Florida, to the list of U.S. cities that will get first crack at its 5G broadband service, as the area tries to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. CNet article

> The LoRa Alliance announced the public availability of three new specifications. Release


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> The United Nations has selected Ericsson to supply peacekeeping missions around the globe with their own LTE networks providing mission-critical communications capabilities. Release

> Participants in Openwave Mobility’s Mobile Video Industry Council meeting said they expect that up to 90% of 5G traffic could be mobile video. Release

> Leap Motion, a company that specializes in developing VR and AR software and hardware, has lost its VP of design, Keiichi Matsuda. Business Insider article

> Australia’s National Broadband Network revealed how assumptions from a decade ago no longer match modern internet usage. ZDNet article

> Third-quarter sales at LG Mobile Communications are down both sequentially and year over year, but the operating loss of the company’s smartphone business is also down. PhoneArena article

> New Zealand's Chorus will urge government authorities to look at building 5G infrastructure that can be shared between the mobile operators providing services to customers. Light Reading article