Former Nokia exec Elop lands at Telstra; Samsung brings Unity 3D engine to Tizen

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Stephen Elop, the former CEO of Nokia who helped manage the sale of the company's handset business to Microsoft, is now a top executive to Australia's Telstra. Cellular News article

> China Mobile missed its 2015 profit estimates. Bloomberg article

> Apple's Tim Cook reiterated the company's stance against the FBI in a new interview. Time article

> In conjunction with the Game Developers Conference, Samsung said it is bringing the Unity 3D game engine to Tizen. Post

> According to new research, fully two-thirds of U.S. smartphone owners listen to streaming music every day. Cellular News article

Telecom News

> Verizon has been chosen by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) to offer services designed to enable digital initiatives for state and local government agencies as part of the state's $150 million network and communications contract. Article

> AT&T continues to make progress with transforming more of its network to software, telling attendees at this week's Open Networking Summit (ONS) that it will migrate 80 percent of its applications into a private cloud by the end of the year. Article

Wireless Tech News

> So far, much of the open networking around SDN and NFV technologies has been focused on fixed networks, but the future of networking is mobile, and traditional telcos need to transform their networks into something that more closely resembles the Facebook-style networks of the world. Article

> T-Mobile US' 200 MHz of high-band spectrum in the 28-39 GHz range could give the carrier a first-mover advantage in 5G trials, Wells Fargo equity analysts said in a recent research note. Article

> LTE-U as currently contemplated would be a disaster for Wi-Fi, and any type of co-channel LTE, including LAA, is likely to significantly reduce Wi-Fi coverage area unless specific coexistence mechanisms are adopted, according to a presentation Broadcom delivered to the FCC last week. Article

Cable News

> With regulatory approval of Charter's bid to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in "the final stages," New Street Research said it expects the combined company to perform better than expected in a number of key areas. Article

> Turner Networks will launch a number of SVOD platforms outside the pay-TV ecosystem in the coming months, an executive for the Time Warner Inc. programming arm said. Article

And finally… Nike introduced self-tying sneakers. Article