Verizon details NFV plans and vendors; MetroPCS offers new $60 plan for 6 GB

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Coinciding with the OpenStack Summit in Austin, Texas, this week, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) announced that it completed what's believed to be the industry's largest known NFV OpenStack cloud deployment across five of its U.S. data centers. Article and article

> According to Bloomberg, Yahoo received more than 10 bids for its core internet business, valuing the business at up to $8 billion. Bloomberg article

> Verizon is offering free data to NBA fans through its new "Data Dunk" promotion. Page

> Value Wireless, an MVNO that offers hybrid GPS-tracker security phones, will use Cloud's Self-Support application for its delivery of web-based self-service. Release

> MetroPCS announced a new offer for two lines for unlimited talk, text and 6 GB of high-speed data for $60 a month. Release

> T-Mobile and Sprint are supporting a proposal by Verizon and Incompas to rework the "special access" market, an area that T-Mobile and Sprint ague is critical for future 5G services. FCC filing

> T-Mobile is facing another class action lawsuit over its claims of offering "no contract" service plans. Article

> The Justice Department is no longer asking Apple to help it unlock an iPhone related to the shootings in San Bernardino last year. Press Enterprise article

Telecom News

> NGN, a middle mile service provider serving the North Georgia market, has added 100G capacity across its core fiber network to support its growing residential,  business and service provider customers. Article

Wireless Tech News

> National Instruments (NI) took the wraps off what it describes as the world's first software defined radio (SDR) for millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. Article

> AT&T introduced its new "Drum Set" antenna at the recent Coachella music festival. Article

European Wireless News

> EE, the UK-based mobile operator recently acquired by BT, pledged to cover 95 per cent of the UK landmass with its 4G network by 2020 in an effort to reduce the number of mobile broadband "not spots" around the country. Article

> Vodafone group director of mobile money, Michael Joseph, hailed strong growth for the company's M-Pesa service after the number of active users grew by more than a quarter to 25.3 million in the year to end-March. Article

Cable News

> In yet another example of a streaming video platform experiencing technical issues during a high-volume viewing event, HBO Now and HBO Go both drew numerous viewer complaints during Sunday night's highly anticipated season premiere of Game of Thrones. Article

And finally… The suspension of New England Patriots' Tom Brady has been reinstated. Article