The Digital Digest: EdgePoint is open for business; Liquid is building with Facebook; Quantum computing is now available as-a-service; and Ciena has insights on sustainable networks


In this episode of the Digital Digest we roundup the biggest stories of the week from the latest on DigitalBridge's EdgePoint to the dawn of quantum computing as-a-service.

Natalie covers AT&T and Google Cloud's 5G and edge collaboration and the breaking news that EdgePoint Infrastructure is open for business. Meanwhile in Africa, in the DRC Liquid Technologies and Facebook have partnered to build an extensive long-haul and metro fibre network and in Ethiopia Anwar Soussa has a new job.

After a challenging week in Myanmar, Alan bring us the latest news from Telenor. In Europe, it's all eyes on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals for Telefónica, and in the US the Pentagon has gone multi-cloud.

In the weekly quantum round-up, there's a security first from KPN, a QCaaS platform launching in Oxford and a post-quantum cryptography breakthrough from ADVA.

In data centres, Natalie covers the big news from DigiPlex. Over in Russia, IXcellerate and MTS are making headlines, and in India Ascendas has invested $162 million in its first facility.

Season 2, episode 23 is presented by editor Melanie Mingas and features editor-at-large Alan Burkitt-Gray and deputy editor Natalie Bannerman. Joining us for the last episode in this series we also welcome Jürgen Hatheier, CTO Europe, the Middle East and Africa, at Ciena.

The Digital Digest returns for series 3 on 2 September. Until then, don't forget that the latest issue of Capacitymagazine is online featuring the 2021 women's power listing.

Nominations are open for the Global Carrier Awards until the end of this month and we also want to hear about your top ICT investors ahead of our dedicate list in the August/September issue. Finally, ITW kicks off soon and full details for the 2021 event – which will include a live element in the US – can be found on the event website.

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