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.
EXFO Vice President of Test and Measurement Stephane Chabot describes EXFO's role in the Ethernet Alliance's OFC interop demo with its 400G multiservice platform. He also reviews the fruits of the Yenista acquisition and emerging test trends.
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.