News of Note—FBI to review Sprint/T-Mobile merger; Vestberg starts at Verizon

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> Thanks to a strong 5G effort in China, major OEMs are now preparing to ramp up Massive MIMO. Release

> Amdocs is getting a new CEO. Mobile World Live article


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> Qualcomm is asking for the details of Intel’s modems for Apple’s iPhones. Cnet article

> Hans Vestberg starts today as Verizon’s new CEO. PhoneScoop article

> According to Strategy Analytics, Huawei overtook Apple as the world’s second largest smartphone maker. Release

> The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. departments of Justice, Defense and Homeland Security are asking the FCC to hold off on action on the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile pending their review of the transaction. Kansas City Business Journal article


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