News of Note—Samsung’s LTE sales; AT&T’s new DC exec; Grain Management’s purchase and more

news of note

Here are the stories we’re following today:

> Verizon’s 911 services appear to be up and running in one location after a brief outage. ABC article

> AT&T hired Margaret Peterlin, an aide to former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as its new senior executive of government affairs. WSJ article

> Private equity firm Grain Management acquired Great Plains Communications, which the companies said is the largest privately owned telecommunications provider in Nebraska. Inside Towers article

> IFT in Mexico said America Movil should continue to separate its fixed and mobile business units. MWL article

> Samsung announced it expects to grow its wireless networks business by supplying LTE base stations to markets including North America. Release (PDF)