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.
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.
Nokia introduces the Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3). The PSE-3 coherent engine uses probabalistic constellation shaping to enable the optimal combination of reach, transmission rate, and spectral efficiency for a variety of network applications.