News of Note—AT&T takes AI, machine learning to the field; China Unicom, China Telecom mull merger and more

News of note
China is reportedly mulling the merger of wireless telecommunications giants China Unicom and China Telecom in order to speed up the development of 5G technologies. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we're following today:

>  AT&T Chief Data Officer Steve Stine wrote about how his company is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to find the best routes for the telco's field technicians. AT&T blog

> China is reportedly mulling the merger of wireless telecommunications giants China Unicom and China Telecom in order to speed up the development of 5G technologies. Bloomberg article

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.

> Orange is set to issue a request for proposal to equipment suppliers that will include provisions for 5G, more automated processes and ONAP specifications as some of the key requirements. Light Reading article

> According to a survey sponsored by systems integrator Teneo, more organizations have moved beyond the proof-of-concept stage and into real-world deployments of SD-WAN. Cloud Tech article

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