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.
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.
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.
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