Open Optical Packet Transport

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

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.

Project Updates

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

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

Blog Post: Facebook Contributions at the TIP Summit

Additional Information

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