European Telecom Giants and Tech Leaders Back Project Sylva's Mission to Build Open Source Telco Cloud Stack with EU Requirements

In a significant boost for the open source community, Project Sylva, an initiative focused on building a production-grade Telco Cloud Stack that meets EU privacy, security, and energy efficiency requirements, has announced the launch of its dedicated funding initiative, the Sylva Directed Fund. The fund has secured initial commitments from industry heavyweights including Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, Vodafone, Ericsson, Nokia, 6WIND, SUSE, Red Hat, and Equinix.

Project Sylva's growth since its launch threefold is a testament to the increasing demand for open source solutions that cater to telco and edge use cases within the EU and globally. Building on existing projects like LF Networking's Anuket and CNCF's Kubernetes and Cluster API, Sylva aims to provide essential implementations and extensions to tackle unique challenges in this domain.

The new funding model will enable Project Sylva to focus on three key areas:

  1. Support the development team building the Sylva Telco Cloud Framework by procuring necessary licenses, resources, and CI capabilities.
  2. Fund the Validation Program and its Validation Centers with required hardware and services for deployments of the Sylva Validation Platforms in the Sylva Validation Center.
  3. Procure marketing and communication capabilities and enable community participation in top events and conferences to boost overall adoption and awareness of Sylva.

Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking, Edge, and IoT at The Linux Foundation, expressed his excitement about the potential impact of the Sylva Directed Fund: "This marks a significant milestone in the development of an open source Telco Cloud Stack. We are thrilled to see European carriers and vendors further commit to supporting Project Sylva's mission. Additional resources, combined with industry expertise and collaboration, will help accelerate innovation and reduce complexity and fragmentation within the European telecommunication and edge services landscape and beyond."

With newfound resources at its disposal, Project Sylva is poised to address challenges associated with telco and edge use cases in the EU and beyond. To learn more about participating in Project Sylva or its Directed Fund, visit