This edition of the Friday 5 is brought to you by the number 400 -- as in 400 Gigabit Ethernet. Also on tap are submarine network advances, software defined access network advances, and interest in disaggregated optical hardware advancing.
We're open (networks) for business this week. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy reviews several open optical announcements as well as what's new in M&A and whether we're looking at a downturn in the optical communications market.
Who knew Stephen was so beady-eyed? This week's Friday 5 addresses mergers in test and measurement, specifications for 400 Gbps and beyond, free-space optics at sea, and sales of disaggregated DWDM platforms for data center interconnect.
The Friday 5 is back after a 2-week hiatus with several stories on next generation access technologies such as DOCSIS 3.1, G.fast, NG-PON2, the role of SDN. Plus, the IEEE tries to reach further and the China market presents a conundrum.
SD-WAN advances, the rising price of fiber (companies), the advent of 400 Gbps switch ports, something for you movie nerds, and more in this week's Friday 5 video with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy. Sponsored by Anritsu Co.
Companies are collaborating, merging, virtualizing, and looking into white box next-gen access platforms in this week's Friday 5 video. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy offers insights into it all. Sponsored by Senko Advanced Components.
There's a lot of packet routing in this week's Friday 5, along with advances in metro network technology, expansion of SD-WAN services, and G.fast getting ready to deploy...uh, fast. Sponsored by Senko Advanced Components.
With Fiber Connect at hand, it's not surprising that this week's Friday 5 touches on next-generation broadband and municipal fiber networks. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy also touches on data center interconnect and other topics.
The FCC gets set to roll back the clock, carriers appear ready to roll forward with more NFV, 50G designs are about to get rolling (if they haven't already) and submarine networks roll with the changes in this week's Friday 5. Sponsored by Anritsu.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy looks at a few leftovers from OFC 2017 as well as some other big stories. Single-wavelength 100G, SDN, network virtualization, data center interconnect and more are in the cards. Sponsored by VeEX.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy discusses several novel technologies this week: space-based laser communications, a wrinkle on coherent transmission, and advances in G.fast. Plus, submarine networks and who will provide SDN assurance.