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.
Qualcomm shuns its suitor, FTTH looks good over the next 10 years, and Telefonica has one word for home networks: Plastics. Plus the MEF comes out with the successor to Carrier Ethernet 2.0. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy has the details.
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.