News of Note—Vodafone puts temporary halt on Huawei components; EC to harmonize 3.6 GHz band for 5G

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> Vodafone said it is temporarily halting purchases of some components made by Huawei Technologies. The Wall Street Journal article

> The European Commission (EC) announced it will harmonize spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band for the future deployment of 5G technology. RCR Wireless News article

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> Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to the FCC demanding information concerning possible coordination between FCC officials and carriers in an ongoing legal fight. The Verge article

> China smartphone shipments tumbled 11% annually to reach 108 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to Strategy Analytics. Huawei was the star performer and clear market leader, while Apple and Xiaomi lost ground. Release

> Motorola's spilled the whole caboodle of photos and specs for its upcoming Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Power and G7 Play phones ahead of the official Feb. 7 launch. CNET article

> Apple has hired an executive from Samsung SDI Co., the battery making affiliate of Samsung Electronics Co., to help lead its own battery work. Bloomberg article

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