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.
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.
What's the sound? It's the footsteps of approaching 400G technology and deployments! Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy also tells you what he expects to see at ECOC 2017, comments on single-lambda 100G, and chats about chips.