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    DT, KT, Telefónica, Verizon and Vodafone add their weight to Nephio


    The open-source project aims to deliver carrier-grade, Kubernetes-based, cloud-native, intent automation and common automation templates for multi-vendor clouds and at the edge

    Project Nephio, an open source telecoms project was formed in April 2022, “in partnership with Google Cloud” now has more than 50 participating companies. This is after another 28 just joined, including operators Deutsche Telekom (DT), KT, Telefónica, Verizon and Vodafone.

    The Nephio Technical Summit is taking place this week in Sunnyvale, California, to discuss strategy, technology enhancements, the roadmap for and operational aspects of cloud-native automation for telecoms and to form a Technical Steering Committee (TSC).

    Yet another open-source forum?

    Do we need yet another open-source project? Apparently. Nephio’s goal is to deliver carrier-grade, open, Kubernetes-based cloud-native intent automation and common automation templates. The idea is that the templates will “materially simplify the deployment and management of multi-vendor cloud infrastructure and network functions across large scale edge deployments”.

    “We are pleased to see Nephio experience such rapid growth in such a short time,” said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking, Edge, and IoT, the Linux Foundation. “This is testament to the market need for open, collaborative initiatives that simplify network functions and cloud infrastructure across edge deployments.”

    Other new supporters include: A5G Networks, Alicon Sweden, Amdocs, ARGELA, Capgemini Technology, CIMI Corporation, Cohere Technologies,, CPQD, HPE, Keysight Technologies, Kubermatic, Kydea, MantisNet, Matrixx, Minsait, Nabstract, Prodapt, Sandvine, SigScale, Spirent Communications, Tata Elxsi, TechMahidra and Wind River, and Wipro.

    “We are heartened by the robust engagement from our growing Nephio community,” said Gabriele Di Piazza, Senior Director, Telecom Product Management, Google Cloud.