Nephio's Release 1 Revolutionizes Telecom Network Automation with Kubernetes and Gitops

In a groundbreaking move for the telecommunications industry, Nephio, an open source initiative under the Linux Foundation, has announced the availability of its Release 1 (R1). This latest development brings cloud native intent-based automation to telecom networks using Kubernetes and Gitops, tripling the project's participant base in just a few months.

Telecom, network equipment, and cloud service providers have eagerly adopted Nephio R1 to simplify and boost efficiency in deploying and managing multi-vendor cloud infrastructure and network functions across large-scale edge deployments. The community is committed to further enhancing Nephio with additional use cases in future releases.

Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking, Edge, and IoT at the Linux Foundation, expressed his excitement about the release: "Nephio R1 represents significant progress within the cloud-native ecosystem by simplifying the complexity of orchestrating interconnected workloads across large-scale edge deployments."

Google Cloud, a founding partner of Nephio, shared its perspective with Gabriele Di Piazza, Senior Director of Product Management: "The telecommunications industry is in dire need of open, standard, efficient cloud-native automation solutions to keep up with connectivity demands. Nephio R1 simplifies cloud based deployments and network management while demonstrating the importance of telecom and technology companies