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 .
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy touches on optical M&A (again), new white box switch software, next-gen PON prospects, whether the data center network gravy train is starting to slow, and the FCC chairman's latest suspicions.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy talks to former president and CEO of Finisar Jerry Rawls as well as his replacement, Michael Hurlston, about the transition. Hurlston assesses his first quarter at the helm and the Lumentum/Oclaro deal.