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.
AT&T opens up XGS-PON, Sprint and Cox join up for small cells, the OIF dishes up CEI 4.0, and China may not be as much of an up market for mainstream component suppliers. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy brings you up to speed.
We begin 2018 with a look back at the Top 5 stories of 2017. Take a nostalgic look at the year gone by with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy. Yes, China, optical transceivers, the FCC, and other familiar topics make an appearance.
The last Friday 5 video of 2017 delves into hollow-core fiber, FTTH deployment records, startup investments, and brewing trouble in China for Western component/subsystem vendors. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy has it all.
Qualcomm shuns its suitor, FTTH looks good over the next 10 years, and Telefonica has one word for home networks: Plastics. Plus the MEF comes out with the successor to Carrier Ethernet 2.0. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy has the details.
We're open (networks) for business this week. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy reviews several open optical announcements as well as what's new in M&A and whether we're looking at a downturn in the optical communications market.
Don't be frightened -- it's just the Halloween edition of the Friday 5! We sample a few treats like 400GbE, 10G EPON, and submarine cable networks for everyone. But, yeah, there are a few tricks as well from twisted-pair and HFC technologies.
Private optical networks get more attention, virtualization and whitebox hardware reaches the access, DOCSIS 3.1 gains symmetrical 10G capabilities, and the data center market isn't as immune to bumps as previously thought. Sponsored by Champion ONE.
This week's Friday 5 provides some teachable moments. Google Fiber seems to have learned a lesson, and module vendors focused on the data center could learn a lesson from what's going on in China. Class is in session!
At ECOC 2017, Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy discusses the growing interest in 400 Gbps, and what this means for both technology developers and network operators, with Jean-Marie Vilain, product manager, NEMs and high-speed, at EXFO Inc.
It's a special ECOC 2017 edition of the Friday 5! Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy counts down his picks for the Top 5 stories from the show. Yes, PAM4 and 400-Gbps transmission is in there somewhere. Sponsored by VeEX.