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Telia Carrier has announced that the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Facebook completed a successful trial of 100 Gbps and 200 Gbps capacity using Facebook’s Voyager gear on its 1,089 km Stockholm to Hamburg route, according Telecompaper. The Voyager equipment uses technology developed by Coriant, a supplier of SDN-enabled packet optical networking and DCI systems. This demonstrates that 16QAM signalling works effectively over long distances, said Telia Carrier. The test, carried out in early March, shows that decoupled Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) transponder systems are a low-cost, low-power option, with sufficient flexibility and accessibility for service providers to use within their existing networks, said Telia Carrier.
 
Facebook’s Voyager is the first "white box" transponder and system that will be made available to those in the TIP. Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, co-chair of the TIP Open Optical Packet Transport Project Group and director of engineering at Facebook, said Telia Carrier had helped TIP move closer to its goal by testing Voyager Transponder on the Telia Carrier network.
 
Telia Carrier is committed to innovation, and being a flexible option for content and service providers seeking to meet the demands of the present and the future, said Mattias Fridstrom, chief 'evangelist' at Telia Carrier. Telia Carrier is a long-time partner of Facebook, having built and managed Facebook’s multi-terabit optical network connecting its data centre in Sweden to several exchange points throughout Europe, added Fridstrom.