Telia Carrier, Coriant, Facebook collaborate on Voyager trial

Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) have completed a trial of 100G and 200G using Voyager gear on its 1,089km Stockholm to Hamburg route, leveraging technology developed by Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, according to Telia Carrier.

Significantly, this demonstrates that 16QAM signalling works effectively over long distances. To help make the world more open and to connect the unconnected, Facebook has contributed Voyager, the industry´s first “white box” transponder and routing solution that will be made available to those in the Telecom Infra Project (TIP).

TIP´s mission of reimagining the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure aligns with Telia Carrier´s “Carrier Declarations,” as the company continues to challenge everything, grow its own network organically and be at the forefront of innovation.

To assist other telecom infrastructure companies in providing access to the worldwide web, Telia company, the parent company of Telia Carrier and TIP partner, supported Telia Carrier in conducting the test of the Voyager solution and shared the results with other member companies.

The test, carried out in early March, shows that decoupled Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) transponder systems are a low cost, low power option, with sufficient flexibility and accessibility for service providers to leverage within their existing networks. Telia Carrier, with TIP, Facebook and Coriant are all working together to reach the goal of disaggregating the hardware and software components of the network stack to unleash the full power of connectivity, for everyone.

Telia Carrier owns and operates a fiber backbone to provide network infrastructure and services — empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities.

Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services.

Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve.