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Eurobites: UK telcos slammed over post-Brexit roaming confusion

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WIOCC boosted by Google's Equiano cable landing in South Africa; PwC fined over sloppy BT audit; CityFibre digs Rochdale.

Telcos spend pathetically little on R&D, and it's often shrinking

A vast R&D gulf between operators and their suppliers has opened in the last decade, even as telcos fret about dependency.

After KDDI failure, SoftBank backs inter-carrier roaming

KDDI's network went down for 61 hours, denying connectivity to 30.9mn people and prompting Communications Minister Yasushi Kaneko to promise an inquiry.

Kyivstar shows resilience in Ukraine

VEON reports its Ukrainian subsidiary has maintained 90% mobile-network availability.

Lumen CTO on automating and standardizing network infrastructure

Lumen CTO Andrew Dugan discusses how Lumen is utilizing the MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration APIs, and shares updates on developments of MEF's standards for SD-WAN and SASE.

Fastly names Cisco EVP as its new CEO

Fastly, a content delivery specialist slugging it out against Internet giants, has recruited Cisco's enterprise networking EVP as its new CEO. The new hire is no stranger to helping networking firms find a bigger home.

Bolstered by security demand, SASE market to surpass $13B by 2026 – report

The SASE market is expected to exceed $13 billion by 2026, according to Dell'Oro Group. Omdia and Dell'Oro both predict that enterprise investment in security components will be an important driver.

The West's RAN supply chain and the goal of freedom from China

Open RAN players deny sanctions on China have had any impact on their activities as Ericsson and Nokia cut exposure.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia commits to voluntary redundancies in 2022-2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica promotes disability in the workplace; Jurassic Fibre extends into Cornwall; Deutsche Telekom's smart home offering wins independent approval.

MEF's Stan Hubbard on accelerating automation with APIs

One way service providers are reducing manual processes and moving forward with network automation is by adopting MEF's Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Sonata APIs.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Ericsson apply AI to the 5G private network

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French developers cheesed off with Apple; Bezeq ups its forecasts; TIM ready to sell Inwit stake.

After de-Russification, SecurityGen bids to de-risk 5G

Dismayed by geopolitics, executives at Positive Technologies bought the telco arm from its Russian parent and are now targeting 5G operators globally.

Eurobites: Profits tumble at Orange's enterprise unit

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex still on a growth tear; ADVA frets about components crunch; Facebook issues warning on Europe; Isle of Man gets new submarine cable.

Open RAN so easy to hack it's 'scary,' says top security boffin

Karsten Nohl examined a handful of 5G networks and found they were riddled with vulnerabilities, he told an event in the Netherlands this week.

The politics surrounding 'rip and replace' go nuclear

According to new reports from CNN and Reuters, US officials are worried that Huawei gear 'could capture sensitive information from military bases and missile silos.' But the details remain obscure.

China edges closer to chips self-sufficiency despite US efforts

Sanctions were supposed to cut China off from Western technology, but recent developments suggest the strategy is failing.

T-Mobile to take $400M hit from hacking settlement

Under the terms of a proposed settlement, T-Mobile will pay $350 million to customers and others affected by its 2021 cyber hack. That could include up to 76.6 million people.

Ooredoo heading for Myanmar exit – report

Qatar-based Group said to be in preliminary talks with suitors for its Myanmar unit.

Are telcos up for the quantum networking challenge?

Commercially-ready quantum is about a decade away. Among telcos, China and South Korea operators have dabbled in quantum key distribution (QKD) initiatives.

US carriers to get 39% of what they want for FCC's 'rip and replace'

The FCC has approved roughly $2 billion in Congressional funding to finance the removal of Huawei and ZTE equipment from US networks. But the FCC is now asking for another $3 billion to fully fund the program.

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