The Digital Digest: mixed fortunes in satellite; a new sustainable data centre in Moscow; and lots of new tower projects in Europe; plus Alan's dinner date with Intel

18 February 2021 | Capacity Team

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Season 2, episode 6 is presented by deputy editor Melanie Mingas, and features editor-at-large Alan Burkitt-Gray, senior reporters Abigail Opiah and Natalie Bannerman.

This week the Digital Digest team covers towers, satellites, data centres and subsea cables.

Kicking off the episode, Alan tells us about Starlink's latest activities and the rescue of Avanti, while the World Bank has weighed in on Ethiopia's telecoms liberalisation.

Elsewhere in telecoms, Natalie talks about Ocean Networks' $300m Caribbean Express subsea cable project and Sinch's acquisition of Inteliquent. Meanwhile, Vantage has expanded its tower portfolio and global internet capacity increased 35% in 2020, with video calling not far behind.

In the world of data centres, Abigail explains the impact of the increased demand on data centres in Africa, and brings us the story behind Compute North's $25m growth capital funding; IXcellerate's plans to build a sustainable data centre campus in Moscow; and Teledata is launching its fourth data centre facility in Manchester.

Elsewhere, there's a new CEO at Intel and Alan shares the story of the time he had dinner with former CEO, Andrew Grove.

 

Season 2, episode 6 is presented by deputy editor Melanie Mingas, and features editor-at-large Alan Burkitt-Gray, senior reporters Abigail Opiah and Natalie Bannerman.