Verizon's 5G tests see 10 Gbps speeds; AT&T to invest $10B in global enterprise operations

More wireless news from across the Web:

> AT&T is partnering with Ericsson to sell its Digital Life home automation product outside the United States. Release

> Verizon agreed to purchase the fiber-optic network from Carl Icahn's XO Communications for $1.8 billion. WSJ article

> Ericsson said it will sell Amazon's AWS web services to telecom companies. Reuters article

> Remix OS, a version of Android for desktop computers, is headed to older PCs. Verge article

> AT&T and Intel said they would test running drones on an LTE network. Release

> Apple's Tim Cook sent an email to Apple employees with the subject line "Thank you for your support" and detailing Apple's opposition to FBI requests for a backdoor into the company's iPhones. TechCrunch article

> Nokia's CEO said the company has quickly worked to integrate Alcatel-Lucent's products and employees. Article

> LG Electronics broke the smartphone mold today with the introduction of its G5 smartphone on the eve of the opening of the Mobile World Congress show here. Article

> Epson announced a new version of its Moverio augmented reality glasses. Engadget article

> Lenovo said its Motorola mobility unit is now profitable, and it has integrated Motorola and Lenovo mobile design, engineering and manufacturing teams. PhoneScoop article

> Former Apple executives have launched Obi, a smartphone startup that's introducing the MV1 Android smartphone running the Cyanogen operating system. BGR article

Telecom News

> AT&T is making a big bet on its global enterprise operations with plans to invest nearly $10 billion in its networks to boost the reach of wireless, cloud storage and security services. Article

> The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has introduced an online tool called Communication Service Providers in Canada, enabling residential and business customers to search for phone, mobile, Internet and television services available in their area. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Australian operator Telstra will become the first carrier to commercially launch 1-Gig LTE service in the cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane later this year using a 1-Gig capable Netgear mobile broadband hotspot and Ericsson's Gigabit-LTE technology. Article

> Verizon's early 5G tests hint at blazing fast network speeds topping 10 Gbps and the ability to transmit 4K video while moving. The operator, which is conducting its 5G tests with partners Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, Samsung and Qualcomm, also revealed that it is on track to commercially launch 5G as early as 2017. Article

European Wireless News

> GSMA predictions that 4G will account for a third of all global mobile connections by 2020 were discussed by panelists at the opening keynote of the Mobile World Congress, here. Article

> Google and Orange today announced that they are teaming up to bring affordable mobile communications to people in the Middle East and Africa. Article

Cable News

> If its bids to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks prove successful, Charter Communications will emerge from these deals with about $66 billion in combined debt. Article

And finally… Amazon raised its shipping costs. Article