The Digital Digest: Hollow core fibre, fibre for cabbages and the latest, space-based, threat for subsea cables

03 June 2021 | Capacity Team

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In this episode of the Digital Digest, we roundup the biggest stories of the week from BT's next-gen optical fibre trials to the £1 billion plan to connect rural England.

Bringing us the biggest headlines of the week, Natalie gives a progress update on American Tower's Telxius Towers acquisition and explains what BT has been up to in its next-gen fibre optic trials. Also in telecoms, Natalie talks about Airtel Tanzania's tower sale and the Arctic cable that has been put on ice.

Alan explains why two rural English counties are getting a £1 billion fibre boost and gives an update on Telia Company's divestment of Telia Carrier. While in Ethiopia, MTN is considering a second shot at an operating licence in the country.

And in the world of data centres, Natalie covers the news that Silicon Valley is to get a new, $142 million, sustainable data centre, while in cloud AWS is opening  a new region in the UAE; Cloudera has gone private; and cloud adoption can add $414 billion to enterprise profits.

To keep up with the latest telecoms and data centres news, Capacitymedia.com carries details of the Datacloud Awards 2021 and the first ITW webinar for 2021. you can also find the latest magazines and special reports online, as well as the nomination portals for the 20 Women to Watch and the GCAs 2021.

Season 2, episode 18 is presented by deputy editor Melanie Mingas, and features editor-at-large Alan Burkitt-Gray and senior reporter Natalie Bannerman.