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.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy hits this week's highlights, including SDN everywhere, undersea network competition, data center boosterism, G.fast investments, and things getting quiet at ZTE.
The effect of cloud networking on optical technology demand and the move toward networks based on disaggregated hardware are two major themes in this week's Friday 5 video with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy. Sponsored by EXFO .
Huawei looks to avoid catching whatever ZTE's got, the benefits of FTTH are further demonstrated, the regional fiber network space keeps consolidating, and more in today's Friday 5 video with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy recaps an eventful week for ZTE, what these events might mean for others, as well as good news for fans of 400-Gbps technology and a warning for people in the FTTx space.
The FTTXcellence Award, which recognizes innovation in optical access technology in the Americas, is entering its 15th year. Co-presenters Corning and Lightwave are looking for nominees for this year's award. Know an innovator? Nominate them soon!
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy discusses regional network M&A, G.fast deployment growth, yet another reason 5G is good for optical, tasty SDN alphabet soup, and how The Who relate to Finisar. Sponsored by Corning Optical Communications.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy talks to former president and CEO of Finisar Jerry Rawls as well as his replacement, Michael Hurlston, about the transition. Hurlston assesses his first quarter at the helm and the Lumentum/Oclaro deal.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy discusses data center interconnect market trends, fiber-fed buildings, high-speed Ethernet module pricing, and embedded modules in this week's Friday 5. Sponsored by Corning Optical Communications.
Andrew Rickman, CEO and founder of integrated optics company Rockley Photonics, introduces you to the company and describes the opto-ASIC it demonstrated at OFC 2018 and the benefits it provides.
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.