It's a new year -- so let's take a quick look back at the old one. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy counts down his Top 5 stories for 2018. Several of these earn their rankings by portending what could be this year's big news.
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.