T-Mobile gets fined over 911 outages; Xiaomi beefs up on patents ahead of U.S. launch

More wireless news from across the Web:

> T-Mobile US reached a $17.5 million settlement with the FCC, resolving an investigation into two 911 service outages that occurred on the company's national network last year. Release

> MVNO Flash Wireless is partnering with ACN to sell wireless service. Release

> Chinese smartphone player Xiaomi is strengthening its patents in preparation for its entry into the U.S. market, according to Hugo Barra, the head of the company's international operations, though he did not offer a timeline for coming to the U.S. Reuters article

> BluFlux, a provider of RF engineering, antenna design and OTA testing (and a 2015 Fierce 15 winner), announced that Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group selected the company as one of the partners to develop Project Soli, a new interaction sensor that uses radar technology to capture movements of the human hand. Release

European Wireless News

> Qualcomm said it was "unconcerned" about the launch of two antitrust investigations by the European Commission into its sales tactics, saying it was "disappointed" about the move but would cooperate fully on the matter. Article

> Hutchison Whampoa, already present in the Austrian mobile market via Three Austria (Drei), is targeting the low-cost segment via its recently acquired niche brand, Eety. Article

Cable News

> Seeking to keep its much larger SVOD rival, Netflix, within shouting distance, Hulu is reportedly contemplating the inclusion of a higher-priced, ad-free service. Article

> Driven by a flurry of recent deals with Media General, Scripps, Sinclair and other station groups, CBS Corp. said it now has 40 affiliates signed up for its over-the-top service, CBS All Access. Article

Telecom News

> Comcast Business is offering Ethernet services to Host.net, a Florida-based managed services and data center provider, an agreement that enhances the cable MSO reach into the data center market. Article

> GE is going to build a 100G network as part of an industry test bed to support its industry Internet initiative that the company says will support Internet of Things (IoT) communications across connected control systems, large infrastructure products and manufacturing plants. Article

And finally… Is spending a lot of time on your smartphone a sign you are depressed? Article