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.
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.
This week's Friday 5 provides some teachable moments. Google Fiber seems to have learned a lesson, and module vendors focused on the data center could learn a lesson from what's going on in China. Class is in session!