After looking at the Top 5 stories of 2017 last week, Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy names the Top 5 of 2018 -- all two weeks of it. Scandal, executive reshuffling, closed R&D efforts, and more have made 2018 an eventful year already.
Don't be frightened -- it's just the Halloween edition of the Friday 5! We sample a few treats like 400GbE, 10G EPON, and submarine cable networks for everyone. But, yeah, there are a few tricks as well from twisted-pair and HFC technologies.
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.