The Digital Digest
The Digital Digest

The Digital Digest


Open RAN in Afghanistan, acquisition plans from Digital 9, digital hubs in West Africa and an interview with TSF

In this episode of the Digital Digest we roundup the biggest stories of the week, from updates on the IRIS subsea cable to the extended broadband backbone in Tanzania.

In the world of subsea, Natalie brings the latest developments on the IRIS cable connecting Iceland to Ireland, and an update from Telxius on the Marea and Dunant subsea cables.

Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, KKR and DTCP have entered into a wholesale fibre venture, with T-Mobile confirmed as the first anchor tenant, and in Afghanistan, Etisalat is getting into Open RAN.

Alan explains why Aqua Comms' new owner, Digital 9 Infrastructure, is in the market for small cell firms and data centres, and in Tanzania, plans are in motion to extend the national broadband backbone to Mozambique.

In the world of data centres, Bharti Airtel has commissioned a solar power plant for its facilities in three states, and Africa Data Centres and N+ONE have good news for Africa's west coast.

Joining this week's conversation, we also welcome Emmanuel Jean, projects coordinator at Télécoms Sans Frontières. Emmanuel talks about TSF's work in eight different countries and explains the different approaches to connectivity being pursued across various humanitarian projects. To find out more about TSF's work, click here.

At you can find details on the Power100, Digital Infra Africa, and Capacity Latam and also catch up with the latest edition of Capacity magazine

Season 2, episode 12 is presented by deputy editor Melanie Mingas and features editor-at-large Alan Burkitt-Gray, senior reporter Natalie Bannerman, and special guest Emmanuel Jean from Télécoms Sans Frontières

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