News of Note—Verizon’s 5G demo with Sacramento Kings; GSMA’s new chairman; Ericsson’s 5G bright spots

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GSMA announced Orange CEO Stephane Richard will be its next chairman. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> The Sacramento Kings on Saturday became the first U.S. sports franchise to use Verizon’s 5G technology to deliver a live, in-game, 360 virtual reality experience to fans. Release

> Samsung reportedly plans to release its flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone in February, followed by the foldable Galaxy F and another edition of the Galaxy S10 that runs on the 5G network in March. Yonhap News Agency article

> Cable One acquired fiber company Clearwave Communications. Release

> Democrats may probe President Trump’s move to block AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner. Reuters article

> SoftBank is moving forward with a $21 billion IPO in Japan. MWL article

> GSMA announced Orange CEO Stephane Richard will be its next chairman and oversee the strategic direction of the organization. Mobile World Live article

> Ericsson CTO Erik Ekudden identified enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless as among the first 5G bright spots for Ericsson. Light Reading article

> Quantenna Communications and Starry are joining forces to deliver gigabit Wi-Fi solutions in millimeter wave bands, leveraging Quantenna’s advanced 8x8 MIMO capabilities and Starry’s smart antenna RF technology. Release

> Japanese telco KDDI expects to start offering 5G services as part of a limited precommercial launch next year. RCR Wireless News article

> ZTE announced that it has declared over 1,000 families of 3GPP 5G standard-essential patents to ETSI. Release

> Norwegian software outfit IncludeOS aims to secure the billions of IoT devices coming online. ZDNet article