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's Friday 5 has a bit of an ECOC hangover -- but also perspectives on 600G, national governments as customers, open optical systems, and potential optical transceiver market fragmentation.
It's a special ECOC 2017 edition of the Friday 5! Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy counts down his picks for the Top 5 stories from the show. Yes, PAM4 and 400-Gbps transmission is in there somewhere. Sponsored by VeEX.