The Digital Digest

The Digital Digest: EE's new spectrum; Ethiopia's lessons from Myanmar; cloud spending on the rise; and why we are at the start of a revolution


In this episode of the Digital Digest, we roundup the biggest stories of the week from OTT partnerships to satellites and subsea cables.

In telecoms, Natalie covers the news that AWS has secured a public cloud contract with the a leading OTT and in Alaska, Quintillion is connecting its Arctic ground station to Equinix’s Seattle data centre.

Elsewhere, BT's mobile subsidiary, EE, has launched new 5G spectrum and Aryaka has acquired SASE provider Secucloud.

Alan explains why the successful bidders for Ethiopia’s telecoms licences will not be restricted to using Ethio Telecom's infrastructure – and why there could be lessons to learn from Myanmar. While in satellites, OneWeb is in ‘advanced’ talks with its next big investor and Starlink has received 500,000 pre-orders, according to Elon.

In the world of data centres, Natalie brings us the latest on Green Mountain's new land parcel in Norway and American Tower's Atlanta extension. Over at Ascenty, data centres across Latam are now connected to Seaborn's network; EdgeConneX is expanding across six US cities; and two new pieces of research have found cloud infrastructure spend is increasing by 35% a year.

Joining this week's conversation, we also welcome Simon Ford, AVP for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at CyrusOne. Simon explains why we're at the start of a revolution and how it links to data centre capacity, carbon neutrality and the rise of the data centre REIT.

Season 2, episode 15 is presented by deputy editor Melanie Mingas, and features editor-at-large Alan Burkitt-Gray, senior reporter Natalie Bannerman and special guest Simon Ford, AVP for the EMEA region at CyrusOne.