News of Note—Vodafone’s NB-IoT expansion; Apple’s no-show wireless charger and more

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Vodafone will expand its NB-IoT network by the end of 2019. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we're following today:

> Vodafone Group announced plans to double the number of European cell sites supporting its NB-IoT network by the end of 2019. MWL article

> Apple’s AirPower wireless charger, which was announced at last year’s iPhone event, still has yet to come out. The Verge 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.

> Delair announced a significant investment from Intel Capital as the maker of fixed-wing drones seeks to rapidly expand its software platform. Venture Beat story

> Kymeta appointed several new sales executives to lead its global expansion. Release

> SiTime Corp. announced a strategic technology partnership with Bosch to develop next-generation MEMS timing resonator products for IoT. EE Times article

> Tim Armstrong is out as the CEO of Verizon’s Oath, to be replaced by K. Guru Gowrappan. Release

> According to the GSMA Intelligence, the Americas region is expected to account for over 260 million 5G connections or 20 percent of the global market. Release

> Sprint announced the third version of its Magic Box device, which the company said is 25% faster than previous models. Release

> Sprint announced its Curiosity IoT platform, “a new standard in how IoT is managed and secured. Enterprises will now be able to manage IoT devices and connectivity over the air across multiple SIM profiles,” the company said. Release

> A Canadian software company agreed to acquire the majority of Nokia’s IP Video business. MWL article

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