Coriant collaborating on Telecom Infra Project

SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking solutions provider Coriant plans to collaborate with Facebook and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) on its new converger transponder solution Voyager, the company said.

As part of this collaboration, Coriant will extend its field-proven networking software to the Voyager solution, providing routing and switching as well as DWDM transmission capability.

The combination of high-capacity DWDM and open platform packet switching enables simpler, more flexible, and cost- and power-efficient networks, and is optimized for next-generation services and applications. Coriant takes an open approach to network element and Software Defined Networking (SDN) software, building upon open APIs such as NETCONF/YANG and RESTCONF, and compliance to open source frameworks such as OpenDaylight.

Founded by Facebook, Intel, and Deutsche Telekom, among others, TIP is an engineering-focused initiative driven by operators, infrastructure providers, systems integrators, and other technology companies that aim to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.

Coriant delivers networking solutions for mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, large enterprises, government agencies, financial institutions, and utility companies.