The Digital Digest: Breaking news from GTT; a world first from BT; and a special guest talks about the MEA's 300,000 tower sites

23 September 2021 | Capacity Team


In this episode of the Digital Digest, we roundup the biggest stories of the week from breaking news out of GTT to a world first from BT.

Natalie covers the news that BT has completed 'the world’s first' trial of quantum key distribution (QKD) over hollow core fibre cable – and explains how hollow core fibre works – while in Latin America, Cable & Wireless Panamá has agreed to acquire Claro Panama.

Meanwhile, Alan brings us the breaking news from GTT – more of which can be found online here.

Joining the conversation this week we welcome Helios Towers CEO Kash Pandya. Ahead of his switch from CEO to non-executive deputy chairman of the company, Kash talks tower industry growth, new markets, D&I in Africa, and how he's going to spend his retirement.


Season 3, episode 3 is presented by editor Melanie Mingas, and features editor-at-large Alan Burkitt-Gray and deputy editor Natalie Bannerman.

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