News of Note—Huawei frozen out of SK Telecom's 5G plans; North America will rule 5G adoption

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Here are some other stories we're following today:

> Huawei was noticeably absent from South Korean carrier SK Telecom's list of preferred bidders for its 5G equipment. ZDNet article

> According to a new report by GSMA Intelligence, 5G adoption in North America will outstrip adoption in Asia and Europe. SDxCentral 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.

> IBM has signed on to a decentralized "yellow pages" registry initiative for blockchain projects. Cointelegraph article