Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has won the most number of citations in the latest Mobile Network Experience Awards by Opensignal, underscoring Smart’s superiority as the operator to beat with the widest 5G reach and best 4G coverage experience.Opensignal’s April 2022 report, which covered the period Jan. 1 to Mar. 31, 2022, showed that Smart won a ...

UK digital lender Atom Bank is eyeing up a listing in New York in what will be a major blow to London’s efforts to promote itself as a premier destination for tech IPOs. Durham-headquartered Atom, founded in 2013 by Mark Mullen, is set to float in New York via a £700m merger with a special purpose acquisition company set up ...

Rail unions have reacted with fury to a government threat to make strike action illegal unless a minimum number of train staff work during a walkout. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said a law would protect freight shipments of goods such as food and fuel. But unions vowed “fierce resistance” to any curb on the right to strike, calling the move ...

Traditional retailers are paying 755% more in business rates than their digital competitors, according to new analysis. Real estate advisory firm Altus Group says that for every £100 earned by large retailers in Great Britain (excluding non-store sales and fuel) £2.91 is owed to local councils in business rates. For large online-only retailers, however, total business rates per £100 in ...

Boris Johnson hopes to blunt calls for urgent action on the cost of living crisis by stressing that work is the best route out of poverty, as an energy firm boss warned that 40% of households could soon be in fuel poverty. No 10 sources confirmed on Sunday that the prime minister will continue to throw the spotlight on the ...

Rishi Sunak’s small business management training scheme has awarded an £8 million contract to a consortium of support agencies to recruit thousands of voluntary business mentors. The contract from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has gone to Newable, the enterprise development agency set up in 1982 under Ken Livingstone’s Greater London Council and still owned by the ...

Trademark application disputes have surged to record levels since Brexit, according to research by a law firm of official figures. The number of oppositions to UK trademark applications more than doubled to 8,026 last year, compared with 3,584 in 2020, Mathys & Squire, the intellectual property law firm, said. Britain left the European Union’s trademark system in January last year, ...

The International Space Station. Image via nasa.govTOKYO — Space is a key area of cooperation for Japan with the United States, its closest ally, amid heightened tensions with an increasingly assertive China, which itself aims to become a space power. Tokyo has said it hopes to put one of its astronauts on the lunar surface — the first non-American — in ...

Anthony Albanese, leader of Australia’s Labor Party, addresses supporters after incumbent Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Scott Morrison conceded defeat in the country’s general election, in Sydney, Australia May 21, 2022. — REUTERSSYDNEY — Australia’s Labor Party leader, Anthony Albanese, was sworn in as the country’s 31st prime minister on Monday, promising to bring the country together after a ...

UNSPLASHNOIDA, India — As the scorching sun beat down on his fruit cart, Mohammad Ikrar dreaded another day of tossing out dozens of rotting mangoes and melons — a regular practice now as India grapples with an unprecedented heatwave.The 38-year-old does not own a refrigerator, meaning his fruit quickly spoils. By the end of the day, any leftover produce is ...