Volta Networks to Support Telecom Infra Project’s Disaggregated Open Routers Initiative

Volta brings experience as industry’s first cloud-native, disaggregated routing software to DOR Project Team as Telecom Infra Project establishes an open, standard architecture and next-gen ecosystem for routing

BOSTON, March 20, 2020Volta Networks today announced its support for the Telecom Infra Project’s (TIP) Disaggregated Open Routers (DOR) initiative, which is being led by TIP’s Open Optical & Packet Transport (OOPT) Project Group. Volta will also join the DOR project team, which is driving research into new network architectures and services using disaggregated open routing among the global service provider and vendor community.

“We know that working together and leveraging a diverse range of approaches from across the industry will lead to the greatest success, and we have already seen substantial progress on many of our initiatives. On behalf of TIP, we are excited to have Volta Networks join us on these efforts,” said David Hutton, Chief Engineer at the Telecom Infra Project.

TIP was launched in 2016 to bring together a community of organizations dedicated to building a better infrastructure for global telecom networks. The TIP community has developed a robust portfolio of telecom infrastructure solutions, starting with early ideation carried through to deployments. TIP members collaborate to develop solutions across all areas of the technology stack, including access, transport, core, and services, with solutions for service providers in a variety of environments, from urban to rural.

The OOPT project group is conducting an initiative focused on developing Disaggregated Open Routers (DOR), led by KDDI and Vodafone. Several OOPT technology providers are also supporting this initiative.

“As the first company with cloud-native virtual routing software, we believe strongly in having open standards for disaggregated routing, which is better for everyone in the ecosystem – service providers and vendors alike,” said Dean Bogdanovic, Co-Founder and CEO, Volta Networks. “Being part of TIP’s DOR project team reflects our commitment to open standards, multi-vendor interoperability and technical innovations in the routing market. Open networking will continue to be important as service providers look for new ways to improve the scale, performance, automation, and economics of their networks.”

In 2019, Volta was selected as a finalist for several independent Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG) request for information processes executed by service providers. These were based on the specification which defines open and disaggregated white box cell site gateway devices that operators can deploy in their 2G/3G/4G cell sites, as well as in upcoming 5G deployments, with support for Layer 2, Layer 3 and MPLS features. The DCSG finalists were selected based on solution architecture, functionality, scalability, availability, and roadmap.

About Volta Networks
Volta Networks is the only company rethinking routing from the cloud out featuring up to 90% reduction in total cost of ownership compared to legacy routers, along with unprecedented virtual routing scalability and full carrier automation. Based on patent-pending technology, Volta’s VEVRE is generally available and already in lab tests and trials with Tier 1 network operators worldwide. More information is available at www.voltanet.io.

About Telecom Infra Project
TIP is a collaborative telecom community that is evolving the infrastructure that underpins global connectivity. TIP’s mission is to accelerate the pace of innovation in next generation telecom networks, through the design, build, test and deployment of standards-based, open and disaggregated end-to-end solutions. Over the past four years, TIP has driven substantial innovation across all elements of the network including Access, Transport, Core & Services, while spanning urban through to rural market use cases. To date, it has 13 Community Labs which test, validate and integrate solutions, embarked on field trials in Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Europe. The recently launched TIP Exchange hosts 46 products from 29 member companies. Read more: www.telecominfraproject.com