Deloitte said sales of connected home equipment in the UK have barely grown over the past 12 months.

Strategy Analytics predicted that the first 5G mobile phones will start shipping in around 2020.

Juniper Research said embedded SIM cards (eSIMs) will account for more than 50 per cent of cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) connections by 2020.

Germany-based research company GfK upgraded its global smartphone market value forecast for 2016 due to improving trends.

Smartphone data services have become a fundamental part of daily life for German subscribers.

Ericsson and China Mobile tested a prototype 5G drone on the operator's live network.

Russia’s Federal Anti-monopoly Service (FAS) fined Google RUB438 million (€6 million/$6.7 million) following probe of Android licensing terms.

Apple rejected claims by Russia’s competition authority that it strictly controls the retail price of its iPhone smartphones in the country.