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

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.

> 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)