The Mayor of London plans to bring mobile connectivity to the entire London Underground network within three years as he scrambles to repair its battered finances after the pandemic. The Telegraph understands the telecoms operator BAI Communications has secured a contract with Transport for London (TfL), overseen by Sadiq Khan, to roll out mobile coverage across all Tube lines by 2024, in a deal expected to be announced in the coming days. The deal will install 4G and 5G connectivity to all unde
* Amazon and Apple most valuable brands - Kantar * U.S. brands still dominate * But Chinese brands racing up the rankings * Tesla growing the fastest - 275% rise in value * Only one British brand in top 100 - Vodafone By Guy Faulconbridge and Ben Makori LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) - Amazon and Apple are the world's most valuable brands but Chinese brands are rising up the leaders list and are more valuable than Europe's top brands, according to a global ranking by Kantar’s BrandZ. Amazon, founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, remained the world's most valuable brand with an estimated value of $684 billion, followed by Apple, founded in 1976, at $612 billion and Google at $458 billion, Kantar said.
Ericsson (ERIC) has secured a pair of 5G contracts from Vodafone (VOD). It will supply cloud-native 5G core technology for Vodafone’s networks in the U.K. and Germany. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The contract for the U.K. deployment will span five years, with Ericsson saying it will become a key Vodafone 5G network partner. In Germany, deployment is underway, and achievements include the April launch of the largest standalone commercial 5G network in Europe. “Our close coll