The end (of an era) is near for Finisar, EXFO opens its checkbook again, Deutsche Telekom demands your fiber respect, and more in this week's Friday 5 with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy. Sponsored by Champion ONE.
Who knew Stephen was so beady-eyed? This week's Friday 5 addresses mergers in test and measurement, specifications for 400 Gbps and beyond, free-space optics at sea, and sales of disaggregated DWDM platforms for data center interconnect.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy opens up about a new conference, cable operator and fiber-optic network service provider consolidation, and submarine network construction. And he exults in the newest optical transceiver MSA.