This head-banging edition of the Friday 5 includes a salute to a pair of science experiments, one of which Stephen may live to see reach the field. Also, there's cable operator capex, BT pledging to spend money on FTTP and more news on ZTE.
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.
The effect of cloud networking on optical technology demand and the move toward networks based on disaggregated hardware are two major themes in this week's Friday 5 video with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy. Sponsored by EXFO .
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.
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.
Think Sumitomo Electric is only active in modules and fiber? Christopher Wiggins, director of business development at Sumitomo Electric, sets you straight with a discussion of their interconnect line. He also reviews three booth demos.
Kyle Hollasch, director of marketing - optical networking at Nokia, discusses the Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3). The use of probabilistic constellation shaping provides a new level of spectral efficiency for coherent transmission across networks.
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.
Michael Etienne, Corning's product line manager, terrestrial optical fibers, and Jay Gill, senior marketing manager, Infinera, discuss C- and L-Band transmission. Extending transmission into the L-Band over the right fiber provides several benefits.