News of Note—China Mobile’s wireless backhaul; small cells from Qualcomm and Samsung; 5G smartphones and more

News of note
More than 3,600 public safety agencies across the country have now joined FirstNet, AT&T said. (Pixabay)

Here are the stories we’re chasing today:

> A lengthy article delves into some of the smaller bidders registered to participate in the FCC’s upcoming millimeter-wave spectrum auction. Fortune article

> Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom announced a deal to invest in startups around 5G. MWL article

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> China Mobile said it will use wireless backhaul technology from InfiNet Wireless. Release

> 5G technology is a major topic at the cable industry’s SCTE show. RCR article

> Here is a list of some possible 5G smartphones that may be released in the coming months. CNET article

> Qualcomm and Samsung are teaming up for 5G small cells. ZDNet article

> OnePlus said it will make 5G smartphones. PhoneScoop article

> More than 3,600 public safety agencies across the country have now joined FirstNet, AT&T said. Release

> Hotwire said it will use Nokia's XGS-PON fiber product to offer 10Gbps broadband services. Release

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