News of Note—Verizon’s prepaid promotion; Qualcomm’s wearable chip; C Spire’s acquisition and more

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Under AT&T’s new FirstNet Dealer Program, select dealers can sell FirstNet services. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we’re following today: 

> Huawei’s CEO said that he expects 5G technology to be more secure than 4G. MWL article

> Qualcomm introduced a new chip it said is intended for wearable devices for kids. Engadget article


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> Nokia, China Telecom and Intel showed off a demonstration of virtual reality gaming using cloud technology with embedded intelligence. Release

> TPG Capital confirmed it will position Wind River in the industrial IoT software sector following its close of its acquisition of the company. MWL article

> For a limited time, Verizon said its Verizon Prepaid customers can double the data on their lines, meaning that 20 GB now goes for $60, 14 GB for $50, 6 GB for $40 and 1 GB for $30. Site

> Duke Energy’s wireless utility meters are reportedly causing headaches among some customers. News Observer article

> C Spire said it purchased TekLinks, “a highly regarded and rapidly growing resell, cloud, managed and professional services provider,” the company said. Release

> President Trump is looking to limit Chinese investments in U.S. technologies. Reuters article

> Under AT&T’s new FirstNet Dealer Program, select dealers can sell FirstNet services. Release.

> Separately, FirstNet announced that more than 1,000 public safety agencies across 52 states and territories have joined FirstNet. Release


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