News of Note—Verizon’s fiber damage; Huawei’s Mate 20; T-Mobile’s 36-month payment plan and more

News of note
T-Mobile is testing a 36-month payment plan for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. (Pixabay)

Here are the stories we’re chasing today:

> Arris’ Ruckus announced a new Financial Services program that the company said enables “investments in the latest networking technology through multiple financing options including leasing, zero percent interest, and subscriptions.” Release

> Orange Business Services said it is now selling its “IoT Connect Anywhere” for LoRa network technology. Release

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> T-Mobile is testing a 36-month payment plan for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Verge article

> China’s Huawei announced the new Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. PhoneScoop article

> Qualcomm asked a federal judge to hold off on a preliminary ruling in its U.S. antitrust case as it works to pursue settlement talks. Reuters article

> Lightening affected AT&T services in Dallas. Dallas News article

> Verizon’s fiber network sustained “unprecedented” damage from Hurricane Michael. Ars Technica article

> Advertisers are expected to spend more on mobile ads than TV ads this year, according to eMarketer. ECN article

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