Nephio is a new, fast-moving and widely-backed initiative that addresses issues in the automation of the lifecycle of cloud-native telecom network functions. With the driving force of Google Cloud behind it, and over 70 operator, vendor, NEP, SI and ISV participants also involved, it has the potential to put the journey to cloud-native telecom into a higher gear.

We think Nephio is a truly important initiative that anyone with an interest in cloud-native telecom needs a working knowledge of. 

This research note explains what Nephio is, why it has gathered such momentum already, and its prospects for success.

This report is available as part of our Distributed Cloud Infrastructure research module. 

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Report author: Robert Curran, Rahul Atri
Publication date: 21/08/2023
Number of pages: 9