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.
Think Sumitomo Electric is only active in modules and fiber? Christopher Wiggins, director of business development at Sumitomo Electric, sets you straight with a discussion of their interconnect line. He also reviews three booth demos.