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The Week in 5G: 10/22/2019 — U.S. 5G Policy Earns Kudos, Hong Kong Auctions Spectrum, Verizon Pumps Brakes on 5G Pixel 4
The Week in 5G: 10/22/2019 — U.S. 5G Policy Earns Kudos, Hong Kong Auctions Spectrum, Verizon Pumps Brakes on 5G Pixel 4

Plus, Nvidia and Ericsson plan a GPU-powered 5G mobile network, Huawei explores licensing its 5G network tech to U.S. companies, and more, all in this edition of The Week in 5G. 

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