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.
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.
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.