The Digital Digest

The Digital Digest


Axiata's AI backer, the big shift to Open RAN, and why our homes are the new edge

In this episode of the Digital Digest we roundup the biggest stories of the week from AI in Malasia to social scores in China – as well as everything in between. 

Natalie covers the news that Aqua Comms, Telia Carrier and Ciena have successfully trialled a new, 400GbE POP to POP Trans-Atlantic Service, demonstrating that their traffic can be passed across their respective transmission networks.

Meanwhile, Softbank has backed Axiata's AI and data analytics unit and Helios Towers has acquired Omantel's towers for $575 million. Taking a look at the dark side of big data, Natalie also explains China's social credit system and its impact on net neutrality.


Alan explains why US government contracts will soon start flooding in for OneWeb, while in the world of Open RAN, NGMN and The Linux Foundation are setting out their priorities for 5G and 6G, and Millicom has started the shift to Open RAN for its mobile networks in Latin America.

Joining this week's conversation, we also speak with special guest Phillip Marangella, CMO for EdgeConneX, who talks about the launch of AdaniConnex and the growth of edge.

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