Chair Hans-Juergen Schmidtke Facebook

Open Optical & Packet Transport

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.

Working groups

Disaggregated Cell Site Gateways


Eva Rossi, Head of Core Transmission and Transport Architecture, Vodafone.
Luis MartinGarcia, Network Technologies Manager, Facebook

Disaggregated Transponder Chips (DTG)

Alan Gibbemeyer, Acacia
Ranjit Ramachandran, Ciena

Common-API (C-API)

Niall Robinson, Adva
Waichi Lo, Coriant

Open Line Systems (OLS)

Avid Lemus, Infinera
Madhu Krishnaswamy, Lumentum

Physical Simulation Environment (PSE)

Domenico di Mola, Juniper
Walid Wakim, Cisco

Additional Information

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