Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy uses this OFC 2018 edition of the Friday 5 to review his five top stories and themes from this week in San Diego. (No, his birthday wasn't one of them.) High speeds, low profiles, and M&A were highlights.
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.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy wraps up our onsite coverage of OFC 2018 in San Diego. New companies, new looks at M&A, a few winners, a bubble era technology returns, and more.