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.
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.
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!