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.
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.
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.
In San Diego, people are talking about the release of COBO's onboard module specifications, 400 Gigabit Ethernet, open optical systems, and more. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy has it all.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy kicks off our three-day series with a report on the chatter surrounding the Lumentum/Oclaro deal. You'll also hear about new coherent engines as well as PAM4 silicon advances.
Our birthday boy fights impending senility to discuss more of what you'll find at OFC 2018. Think 400 Gigabit Ethernet, new executives, systems houses active at what you might have considered a components show, and more in this week's Friday 5.
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.
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.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy is here with a few reminders, plus some thoughts on FTTH for cable operators, green data centers, 200-Gbps optical networks, and why 2017 was a good year for optical systems vendors.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy is back from vacation with looks at NG-PON2 deployments, new management at Google Fiber, Broadcom's latest pursuit, and strategic decisions from optical module companies. All in this week's Friday 5 video.
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.