Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy hits this week's highlights, including SDN everywhere, undersea network competition, data center boosterism, G.fast investments, and things getting quiet at ZTE.
Huawei looks to avoid catching whatever ZTE's got, the benefits of FTTH are further demonstrated, the regional fiber network space keeps consolidating, and more in today's Friday 5 video with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy recaps an eventful week for ZTE, what these events might mean for others, as well as good news for fans of 400-Gbps technology and a warning for people in the FTTx space.
The FTTXcellence Award, which recognizes innovation in optical access technology in the Americas, is entering its 15th year. Co-presenters Corning and Lightwave are looking for nominees for this year's award. Know an innovator? Nominate them soon!
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy discusses regional network M&A, G.fast deployment growth, yet another reason 5G is good for optical, tasty SDN alphabet soup, and how The Who relate to Finisar. Sponsored by Corning Optical Communications.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy touches on optical M&A (again), new white box switch software, next-gen PON prospects, whether the data center network gravy train is starting to slow, and the FCC chairman's latest suspicions.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy highlights the importance of the Open Compute Project, advances in open optical hardware, new Ethernet standards, and a PON partnership in this Friday 5. Sponsored by VeEX Inc.
Now in its fifth year, the Lightwave Innovation Reviews is a technology recognition program, in which technology developers from across the optical communications spectrum submit their products for evaluation.
Corning Optical Communications’ FlexNAP Multiuse System is a finalist in the FTTx Products category. The FlexNAP system enables FTTx networks to be deployed up to 50% faster than traditional networks.
The run up to OFC has already begun, with stories this week about PAM4, single-wavelength 100G, and PON technology on the docket. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy also touches on FTTH in the UK and the market prospects for Gfast.
AT&T made a lot of news this week, metro WDM systems made a lot of money, Lightwave made several of its readers happy, and Irish service providers made getting high-speed broadband easier for their subscribers.