News of Note—Charter closes Cheyenne call center, Shari Redstone fires another shot and more

News of note
President Trump announced on Friday that he would rescind a Commerce Department ban on U.S. business with China’s ZTE. (Pixabay)

> Charter Spectrum has closed its Cheyenne call center, laying off 60 workers. Associated Press article

> President Trump announced on Friday that he would rescind a Commerce Department ban on U.S. business with China’s ZTE, an action that lawmakers had previously warned against. The action appeared to signal a further slackening of tensions between the United States and China over trade. FierceWireless article

> Today the European Telecommunications Standards Group (ETSI) kicked off its third ETSI NFV Plugtest event in Sophia Antipolis, France, but the notable news this time around will be the presence of Open Platform for NFV. FierceTelecom article

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> Shari Redstone’s National Amusements has filed a new complaint urging the court to block CBS’ proposal to dilute NAI’s voting shares, an action that NAI called “unlawful.” FierceVideo article