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

Mobile World Congress 2019

Attend the 2-Day Executive 5G Panel Series

FierceWireless is returning to Barcelona, Spain, during Mobile World Congress 2019 with a two-day Executive 5G Panel Series at the Fira Congress Hotel, conveniently located across the street from the MWC Convention Center. The panel events will take place on Feb. 25-26 and will cover 5G and The Fixed Wireless Access Opportunity, Taking 5G Indoors, and Making 5G Ubiquitous. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and hear from 5G leaders including Verizon, Vodafone, Orange, Sprint, NTT Docomo, Boingo Wireless, Qualcomm, and more over the course of two days.

Secure your spot at the event today! Now is your chance to join fellow industry professionals for networking and education. Registration information and the schedule can be found on the website here.

> 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