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.
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.