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Omdia's Fernando Montenegro on the democratization of generative AI in cybersecurity

Omdia's Fernando Montenegro joins the podcast to discuss recent security trends such as the increased use of AI for cybersecurity. He also shares how security teams are improving their response times to threats and growth of the use of SASE services.

5G products struggle to meet enterprise demands

Future use cases of communication technologies were discussed during the Big 5G event, with network slicing, healthcare technology and cybersecurity addressed by the panelists.

Lumen and IBM illuminate the way to AI and multicloud security

Lumen Technologies' Chris Smith and IBM's Craig Wilson join the podcast to discuss security for AI and the multicloud. Smith shares updates on Lumen's Rapid Threat Defense security service and its security intel team, Black Lotus Labs.

Cox to combine Segra with Unite Private Networks

Cox has struck a deal to acquire the remaining interest in Unite Private Networks, combine it with Segra and create a new, stand-alone company focused on commercial business services.

Eurobites: Vodafone and UAE's E& get cozy

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN raises service revenue, despite load shedding in South Africa; Safaricom Ethiopia gets M-Pesa license; BT leans on Fortinet for new security offering.

Eurobites: UK mass alerts test sounds bum note

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safaricom extends 5G coverage in Kenya; BT lands Scottish public sector contract; tennis coaching via a virtual Raducanu.

SASE roundup: Comcast Business boosts SD-WAN service for growing SMBs

Check out this roundup of SASE updates from Comcast Business, Versa Networks and Netskope.

Eurobites: UK antitrust watchdog growls at Motorola

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS and Mavenir provide VoLTE technology bridge; Cradlepoint buys Ericom; EU Chips Act set for lawmakers' green light.

The Notebook Dump: Fiber manufacturing in America

The editors discuss challenges to the Universal Service Fund (USF) and Graphiant's new $62 million in funding. They also examine Roku's layoffs, new fiber manufacturing projects in the US and why wireless providers are pushing more device inventory online.

NaaS startup Graphiant grabs $62M in funding

Founder and CEO Khalid Raza said industry interest in Graphiant's network edge service 'has been much faster than what we saw with MPLS at Cisco or SD-WAN with Viptela. Graphiant has hit a nerve.'

Fortinet converges SASE security policies for mobile workforce

Fortinet's Anne-Gaelle Santos explained that the cybersecurity company works closely with service provider customers to develop managed SASE and SD-WAN services to secure the mobile workforce.

Eurobites: Switzerland's Salt hooks up with SpaceX

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MultiChoice partners with NBCUniversal and Sky to revamp streaming offer across Africa; Nokia gets the nod from Ooredoo in Algeria and Tunisia; Ericsson goes underground.

Eurobites: Telia wields the jobs ax again – report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 builds wireless network for Axfood; Nokia helps tackle the digital divide in Senegal; UK toughens up online safety legislation.

GTT adds PoP, new logo and exits Chapter 11 cases

The managed service provider is launching a new point of presence in Portland and has emerged from nearly $3 billion in debt plus Chapter 11 cases.

Eurobites: Telia lands comms, data gig with construction firm NCC

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Breton to issue privacy reminder to TikTok; Virgin Orbit misfires; Brits do the (side) hustle.

Eurobites: Vodafone bows out of Hungary

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK pushes for London role in Arm IPO; more OneWeb birds take flight; meek get shafted on broadband, mobile deals.

Looking ahead: SASE is too messy

You say SASE, I say SSE, just don't call the whole thing off. Among the speedbumps halting SASE growth are confusion and divergence over the definition, plus product shortages.

What's the Story? Leading Lights entries double down on cloud native

Light Reading's Iain Morris and Kelsey Ziser review the Leading Lights Awards categories they judged and examine surprising trends that appeared in the submissions.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom invests $25M in SD-WAN provider Teridion

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Renault throws in its lot with Google Cloud; OneWeb boosts broadband coverage in Oman; UK users unhappy about mid-contract price rises.

Versa moves closer to IPO with $120M in funding

CEO Kelly Ahuja said the $120 million in financing will go toward growing sales efforts and partnerships and provide a firm financial foundation in moving toward an IPO.

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