News of Note—U.S. is losing AI lead to China; AT&T, RingCentral extend partnership and more

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AT&T and RingCentral announced they have extended their partnership with plans to offer businesses cloud-based communications services. (Pixabay)

Here are the other stories we're following today:

> The United States is squandering its lead in artificial intelligence as China ramps up its efforts. TechCrunch article

> AT&T and RingCentral announced they have extended their partnership with plans to offer businesses cloud-based communications services. Press 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.

> It's a mixed bag when it comes to running Cisco's Viptela SD-WAN on enterprises' routers. Network World article

> GTT Communications announced that Europac Group, which was a long-standing client of GTT's recent Interoute acquisition, was deploying GTT’s SD-WAN service across its European sites. Press release

> As part of a plan to retool its data center infrastructure, eBay is moving away from OpenStack and using Kubernetes and Docker instead. SDxCentral article

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