Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy reviews his picks of the top themes at ECOC 2018 in Rome. Some are continuations of OFC 2018 themes, while others are new. He also tries out his Italian. Sponsored by Senko Advanced Components.
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.