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.
The IEEE expects LANs to see the light, Nokia isn't buying, AT&T wants to buy but the DoJ won't let them, and other optical communications related news from the past two weeks are all detailed in this week's Friday 5 video.