We're open (networks) for business this week. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy reviews several open optical announcements as well as what's new in M&A and whether we're looking at a downturn in the optical communications market.
AT&T opens up XGS-PON, Sprint and Cox join up for small cells, the OIF dishes up CEI 4.0, and China may not be as much of an up market for mainstream component suppliers. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy brings you up to speed.
Private optical networks get more attention, virtualization and whitebox hardware reaches the access, DOCSIS 3.1 gains symmetrical 10G capabilities, and the data center market isn't as immune to bumps as previously thought. Sponsored by Champion ONE.