News of Note—Verizon’s expanded Boston deal; Foxconn’s reported cost-cutting moves and more

news of note
Verizon is deepening its network infrastructure relationship with the city of Boston. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Verizon is deepening its network infrastructure relationship with the city of Boston, with an updated 10-year agreement that touches on everything from small cell deployments to the carrier’s presence in the city and digital equity. RCR Wireless story

> Foxconn is reportedly planning to cut operational costs by $2.9 billion following a "very difficult and competitive year." ZD Net article

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.

> The FCC is planning to raise the rural broadband standard from 10 Mbps to 25 Mbps in a move that would require faster internet speeds in certain government-subsidized networks. Ars Technica article

> Keysight Technologies announced it has extended its collaboration with China Telecom to accelerate commercial deployment of 5G technology. RCR Wireless story

> Cisco recently filed SEC documents specifying the compensation of its top executives. SDxCentral article

> Google has made its Google Assistant app for iOS devices compatible with Siri shortcuts. Phone Scoop article