Co-chaired by Hans-Juergen Schmidtke Facebook
Co-chaired by Ihab Tarazi Equinix

Open Optical Packet Transport

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This project group will define Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) open packet transport architecture that triggers new innovation and avoids implementation lock-ins. Open DWDM systems include open line system & control, transponder & network management and packet-switch and router technologies. Facebook has worked with partners to test Voyager, a networking solution for Open Packet DWDM networks — and what Facebook believes is the industry’s first “white box” transponder and routing solution.

Participants: Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, Facebook, Ihab Terazi, Equinix, Brian Protiva, ADVA Optical Networking, Uwe Fischer, Coriant, Navindran Naidoo, MTN

Additional Information

PATENT LICENSING: RAND as set forth in Section 5.2.1 of the Telecom Infra Project IPR Policy.

Blog Post: An open approach for switching, routing, and transport

Blog Post: Facebook Contributions at the TIP Summit