The effect of cloud networking on optical technology demand and the move toward networks based on disaggregated hardware are two major themes in this week's Friday 5 video with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy. Sponsored by EXFO .
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.
Think Sumitomo Electric is only active in modules and fiber? Christopher Wiggins, director of business development at Sumitomo Electric, sets you straight with a discussion of their interconnect line. He also reviews three booth demos.