The Digital Digest

The Digital Digest: JVs and deals in India's data centres, KKR ploughs more money into telecoms, reports claim DirecTV is up for sale, and a chip chat on Biden's silicon plans


Season 2, episode 7 is presented by deputy editor Melanie Mingas, and features editor-at-large Alan Burkitt-Gray, senior reporters Abigail Opiah and Natalie Bannerman.

This week, the Digital Digest team tackles data centre investments in India, debt at AT&T and the new stakeholder in Telefonica's Chile network.

In the world of data centres, Abigail brings us the inside track on Cyxtera's merger and IPO plans and Macquarie Data Centres' new government-certified facility in Canberra.

Meanwhile in India, Iron Mountain is investing $150 million in data centre firm Web Werks and the newly announced JV AdaniConneX has unveiled plans to develop 1GW of data centre capacity in India by 2031.

Following Metro Connect USA, Alan brings us the latest from the US, including news on AT&T's rumoured sale of DirecTV; and why T-Mobile US’s 5G network has improved; while the team has a chip chat about Biden's $37 billion boost for semiconductor manufacturing in the country.

Meanwhile, north of the border, Canada's number one mobile operator has been revealed by Opensignal and, over the pond, Inmarsat has a new CEO – and Alan has met him!

In telecoms, Natalie brings us the weekly wrap with the news that KKR is to acquire a $1 billion stake in Telefonica's fibre network in Chile, while TIM's financial results show its transformation project is paying off.

Elsewhere in telecoms, Unitas Global has revealed a purpose built SDN Network for cloud and edge, and FB Submarine Partners is building a new subsea cable connecting Florida and Cancun.