ADVA Optical Networking Announces Commercial Support of Facebook-Designed Voyager White Box Solution
Open Optical Packet Transport System Will Help Customers Rapidly Respond to New Business Opportunities
In addition to selling the transport solution, ADVA Optical Networking will offer its network management software, network operations center and maintenance services to provide customers with a complete network solution.
ADVA Optical Networking was the first transport vendor to join TIP’s Open Optical Packet Transport project group and has worked continuously with group members to define how the Voyager solution can be commercialized. In addition to selling the transport solution, ADVA Optical Networking will also offer its network management software, network operations center and maintenance services to provide customers with a complete network solution. This comprehensive package will enable a broad range of operators and enterprises to rapidly respond to their customers’ demands and explore new business opportunities without the need for protracted and complex deployment cycles. What’s more, the open nature of Voyager means there are no vendor lock-ins.
“It’s exciting to see what TIP has achieved so quickly. We’ve made progress in advancing the Open Optical Packet Transport project group, where ADVA Optical Networking’s team has played a key role,” commented Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, director, engineering, Facebook. “Voyager represents an important step in the development of an open white box DWDM system. ADVA Optical Networking’s commitment to provide a commercial channel with essential services and software support will help the Voyager initiative succeed. With Voyager, we’ve shown that open and collaborative approaches can help increase the speed of network innovation and implementation.”