The Digital Digest: The GLF's IoT code; the story of FiBrazil; Equinix heads to Bordeaux; and Turbidite's plans for Asia, plus a look at what's to come for IWD
Season 2, episode 8 is presented by deputy editor Melanie Mingas, and features editor-at-large Alan Burkitt-Gray and senior reporters Abigail Opiah and Natalie Bannerman.
In this episode of the Digital Digest, we roundup the biggest stories of the week from the residential network that carried 400Gbps, to the sandwich-sized satellites tracking whales.
First up, the ITW Global Leaders' Forum has published a Code of Conduct, defining a framework among global carriers providing IPX-based traffic, to ensure quality of service for critical IoT applications.
Next, Natalie brings us the story behind FiBrazil, Brazil's new wholesale network provider and India's new payment network built by Reliance, Google and Facebook. Meanwhile, in the UK Virgin Media is testing technology that can deliver 400Gbps on a residential fibre network and in Egypt, an almost heart-shaped subsea project is connecting Africa in new ways.
In the world of data centres, Abigail shares the details on Cologix's new Ohio data centre, while NetActuate has finalised the upgrade of its Johannesburg hub and Equinix Metal has revealed its global expansion plans. And in other news, Digital Realty has snapped up the IP and engineering muscle of Pureport.
Alan explains why Bill Barney set up Turbidite and why Digital Colony paid $854 million for Boingo Wireless. Meanwhile, Swarm's IoT in space got 12 new satellites this week which, technically, could be used to track whales, and according to SpaceX and Samsung Austin, Texas, is the new place to be.
We also look ahead to Digital Infra India, taking place online 9-10 March, and Natalie brings us a preview of what's coming up for International Women's Day, including a special feature looking at why equity needs to be part of the equality conversation.