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

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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

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> 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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