News of Note—Google’s Android fees, Charter’s 32 GHz tests, Straight Talk’s 9M customers and more

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America Movil’s Straight Talk MVNO grew to almost 9 million customers in the third quarter. (Pixabay)

Here are the stories we’re chasing today:

> Following a European Commission antitrust fine, Google said it will start charging Android handset makers for access to its apps like the Play Store. The Verge article

> Sierra Wireless said Kent Thexton will be its new CEO. Release

> T-Mobile said it plans to power its U.S. headquarters with renewable energy. CNBC article

> Cable company Charter is testing communications in the 32 GHz band. MWL article

> Austin officials acknowledged they have failed to keep pace with all federal and state guidelines for preparing for 5G’s rollout. Austin Statesman article

> Nextlink’s CEO discussed how his company plans to use its $281 million in CAF II money for fixed wireless. Telecompetitor article

> Cisco said it teamed with Sercomm to connect a CBRS small cell to a DOCSIS backhaul with clock synchronization without the need for a GPS. Post

> America Movil’s Straight Talk MVNO grew to almost 9 million customers in the third quarter. Release