Link Roundup – 2/14/2020

  • MWC 2020, the largest wireless industry conference, was canceled due to coronavirus concerns.
  • Dan Warren, one of the people behind the creation of VoLTE, wrote about the ongoing importance of the GSMA (the organization that hosts MWC).
  • A Reddit user suggests Mint Mobile’s policies may leave subscribers vulnerable to SIM-swap attacks. I haven’t dug into it, but it looks like a real issue. Mint Mobile appears to be looking into the problem.
  • Nilay Patel from The Verge shares excellent (perhaps over-the-top) criticism of Judge Marrero’s decision in the recently-concluded T-Mobile/Sprint merger case.
  • Attorney General Barr floated the idea of having the U.S. government purchase a controlling stake in Ericsson or Nokia.
  • AT&T plans to cover most people in the U.S. with low-band 5G later this year.

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