News of Note—ZTE, ITU, E-rate delays and more

news of note
Take a look at some of the other stories we're following in the wireline segment of the telecom industry today. (Pixabay)

> The Iconiq Lab the GBX Grid and plan on bringing our expertise and experience into the network. Release

> ZTE announced that it "is making active communications with relevant parties and seeking a solution" in response to the U.S. government's ban on exports to the Chinese company. Wall Street Journal article

> The International Telecommunication Union launched with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, a new digital platform to expand global access to key ICT data and reporting. Release

> Around 48% of U.S. broadband households intend to purchase at least one smart home device this year, per Parks Associates research. MediaPost article

> Fatbeam announced new E-rate contracts within its current operating region along with two new states: Nevada and Arizona. Release

> FCC delays have kept rural schools from getting necessary broadband services. Wired article