The Digital Digest
The Digital Digest

The Digital Digest


Australia welcomes a new ICT mega-project, Digital Realty sells 11 EU data centres and there are new states of matter in telecoms

In this episode of The Digital Digest, we round up the biggest stories of the week from Digital Realty's data centre sales to the latest on the UK's national fibre network plans.

Bringing us the latest on data centres, Abigail explains why Digital Realty is selling 11 European facilities and why Cisco is launching a new facility in Frankfurt.

Meanwhile in Latin America IBM has expanded its cloud footprint, and DRFortress has completed the expansion of its data centre over the ocean in Hawaii.

In telecoms, Natalie covers the news that Nokia is to cut 10,000 jobs in the next two years while over in Canada, Rogers Communications is paying $26 billion for Shaw Communications.

At sea, MasTec has acquired a stake in Confluence, the Florida-based developer of subsea cable systems, and down under FEPL unveiled Project Koete, its $1.5 billion technology ecosystem in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Alan brings us the full details on British regulator Ofcom's plans to advance the country's fibre roll out, while AFR-IX has named Mombasa as its fourth African connection point. Rounding off the episode, Alan explains why quantum physics is going to be the next big thing in telecoms following the launches of Quantum Loophole and ColdQuanta

We also discuss the 2021 Power 100, which you can find out more about here, as well as the upcoming Digital Infra Africa and Capacity Middle East. And don’t forget the latest edition of Capacity magazine is available online here.

Season 2, episode 9 is presented by deputy editor Melanie Mingas, and features editor-at-large Alan Burkitt-Gray, and senior reporters Abigail Opiah and Natalie Bannerman.

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