DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT 2019

| May 6, 2019

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THE DIGITAL infrastructure landscape is being redrawn, and we are the ones doing the drawing. As smartphones become ever more central to our lives; as we connect everything from our televisions – which are increasingly becoming devices whose primary purpose is to stream video from the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime – to our fridges into the Internet of Things; and as the next wave of technological advancement promises cloud-connected autonomous cars and more besides, it is consumer behaviour driving surging demand for digital infrastructure.

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