By Joel Hans for CNCF

If your day-to-day involves the digital transformation of telco applications and/or infrastructures, you might be feeling like you have a mountain to climb when it comes to adopting cloud native and meeting new demands for 5G.

The good news is that you’re not alone—the whole industry is facing headwinds in understanding, testing, and certifying cloud native best practices. And even better, the inaugural Cloud Native Telco Day is just around the corner to give you the educational and networking waypoints you need to make sense of cloud native’s future in telco.

We just released the full agenda for the day, which includes speakers from major telco service providers like Deutsche Telekom, Bell Canada, Orange, and Swisscom, not to mention experienced vendors: Red Hat, Ericsson Software Technology, and Matrixx Software, to name a few.

Cloud Native Telco Day is a hybrid event taking place on May 16, 2022 in Valencia, Spain, and also virtually, co-located with KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe—CNCF’s flagship conference, featuring technologists from leading cloud native communities.

The Telco day starts with an introduction into cloud native telco before jumping straight into practical sessions on where GitOps meets 5G, new open source telco stacks, network anomaly event prediction, eBPF-driven obsertability, and more. You’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of the CNCF’s new initiatives in telco, plus plenty of opportunities for networking between sessions.

The Cloud Native Telco Day is also when we’re officially launching the Cloud Native Network Function (CNF) Certification Program, which works with the CNF Test Suite to give organizations all the tests and community they need to certify their new infrastructure and applications are best-in-class cloud native. 

If you’re eager to get your organization involved, there will be no better way than getting elbow-to-elbow with the Telecom User Group (TUG) and the Cloud Native Network Function Working Group (CNF WG). You’ll get first-hand information about the certification’s requirements and new insights from our speakers on how to go cloud native while improving reliability and lowering risk.

To join in, you need to first register for KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Europe 2022, then add on the Cloud Native Telco Day itself. 

Jump into Cloud Native Telco Day by perusing the full agenda and registering to make sure you’re at the table with CNCF’s Telecom initiatives and the upcoming Cloud Native Network Function (CNF) Certification Program. See you on May 16!