ABI Research said diameter interworking functions (IWF) will serve as a bridge between legacy 2G/3G networks and LTE networks.

Huawei and Ovum predicted that mobile video will account for 75 per cent of 4G traffic in 2020.

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.

The company behind the planned revival of the Nokia brand for mobile phones has just brought the former CEO of Rovio into its fold.

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