News of Note—Sprint’s new CFO; AT&T’s fine; Qualcomm’s new chips and more

news of note
Huawei said it will release its first 5G phone next year. (Pixabay)

Here are the stories we’re following today:

> Like AT&T, Sprint has raised its monthly administrative charge to $2.50 from $1.99 earlier this year. WSJ article

> Sprint has hired Andrew Davies, previously the group CFO for Amsterdam-based VEON, as the company’s new chief financial officer. Release

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.

> Qualcomm introduced a new chip targeted at wireless earphones. PhoneScoop article

> Huawei said it will release its first 5G phone next year. CNET article

> President Trump said SoftBank will invest $72 billion into the United States, more than previously expected. Reuters article

> According to data from the GSMA and GTI, China will be the world’s largest 5G market by 2025 with 430 million connections. Economic Times article

> ZTE is reportedly preparing to overhaul its board in order to resume business with U.S. companies. Reuters article

> The FCC said AT&T will pay a $5.25 million fine because it did not connect at least 15,000 calls to 911. Verge article