News of Note—AT&T virtualizes, Facebook raises red flags over Google's request and more

News of note
AT&T is closing in on its stated goal of having 75% of its network functions virtualized by 2020. (Pixabay)

Here is some of the other news we've been tracking today:

> Nexstar Media CEO Perry Sook’s 2017 total compensation surged to $19.3 million, up from about $1.5 million in 2016, thanks to a large bonus and stock awards. FierceVideo article

> Facebook is raising some red flags over Google’s request to operate its Project Soli radars at higher power levels in the 60 GHz band, asking the FCC to further study the matter. FierceWireless article

> AT&T is closing in on its stated goal of having 75% of its network functions virtualized by 2020. After virtualizing more than 55% of its network functions last year, AT&T is taking aim at reaching 65% virtualization by the end of this year. FierceTelecom article

> AMC Networks said it has taken a majority stake in Levity Live, the owner of several live comedy venues across the country, operating under brands like Copper Blues, Levity Live and the recently acquired The Improv. Multichannel News article

 

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