Telia Carrier, Coriant, Facebook collaborate on successful 100G and 200G trial

March 16, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Telia Carrier announced today that the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Facebook completed a successful 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 systems.

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 system 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.

“Working with TIP, we’re working on open, disaggregated and scalable ways to deploy network capacity efficiently within diverse and changing environments,” said Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, co-chair, TIP Open Optical Packet Transport Project Group, and Director of Engineering, Facebook. “Telia Carrier helped us move closer to our goal by testing Voyager Transponder on their network.”

“Telia Carrier is a long-time partner of Facebook, having built and managed the multi-terabit optical network connecting their data center in Sweden to multiple exchange points throughout Europe. Like TIP and Facebook, we stand for openness and transparency for everyone looking to connect to the wider world around them,” said Mattias Fridström, Chief Evangelist, Telia Carrier.