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Over 80 organizations work on first 5G cloud-native proof of concept

More than 80 organizations have worked together to develop the world’s first 5G cloud-native proof of concept (PoC), under the auspices of the Linux Foundation (LF). The prominent role of operators showed how the telecoms industry is seeking to leverage its 5G advantages, combined with its own shift to open source and the cloud, to challenge the webscale players in key emerging opportunities such as edge compute. The 80 organizations included telcos, developers, vendors and other LF members, which between them built all the elements of the live PoC. The Foundation was quick to contrast the speed with which this was created through cooperative, open processes, with the slow-motion pace of the traditional telecoms industry. In an interview with TelecomTV,…

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