The effect of cloud networking on optical technology demand and the move toward networks based on disaggregated hardware are two major themes in this week's Friday 5 video with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy. Sponsored by EXFO .
This head-banging edition of the Friday 5 includes a salute to a pair of science experiments, one of which Stephen may live to see reach the field. Also, there's cable operator capex, BT pledging to spend money on FTTP and more news on ZTE.
The FTTXcellence Award, which recognizes innovation in optical access technology in the Americas, is entering its 15th year. Co-presenters Corning and Lightwave are looking for nominees for this year's award. Know an innovator? Nominate them soon!