Source Photonics CTO Mark Heimbuch, PhD, describes the several 400GbE interoperability demonstrations in which the company was involved at OFC 2018. He also discusses how 400GbE technology will evolve, including the development of single-lambda 100G.
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.
Lightwave spoke to Jay Gill, senior marketing manager at Infinera, about the company's newly announced fifth generation of its Infinite Capacity Engine, the ICE 5. The 2.4-Tbps optical engine delivers twice the capacity of the previous generation.