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.
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 .
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.
Think Sumitomo Electric is only active in modules and fiber? Christopher Wiggins, director of business development at Sumitomo Electric, sets you straight with a discussion of their interconnect line. He also reviews three booth demos.
Bernard Lee, regional technology director at Senko Advanced Components, reviews the products for the data center unveiled at OFC 2018. They include several additions to their MPO lineup, as well as their CS Connector for 400GbE connectivity.
Kyle Hollasch, director of marketing - optical networking at Nokia, discusses the Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3). The use of probabilistic constellation shaping provides a new level of spectral efficiency for coherent transmission across networks.
Siddharth Sheth, senior vice president of networking at Inphi, highlights the introduction of the 400-Gbps Porrima Single-Lambda PAM4 Platform as well as interop demos the company conducted with the Polaris and Vega PAM4 DSP families.