More fiber network operator mergers, more open systems initiatives, more 200G coherent deployments upcoming, and just more more in general in this week's Friday 5 with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy. Sponsored by Senko Advanced Components
The Friday 5 is back after a 2-week hiatus with several stories on next generation access technologies such as DOCSIS 3.1, G.fast, NG-PON2, the role of SDN. Plus, the IEEE tries to reach further and the China market presents a conundrum.
This week saw consolidation and evolution at the optical systems hardware level, good work at the undersea cable level, and progress at the optical module level. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy takes a level-headed view of it all