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.
Who knew Stephen was so beady-eyed? This week's Friday 5 addresses mergers in test and measurement, specifications for 400 Gbps and beyond, free-space optics at sea, and sales of disaggregated DWDM platforms for data center interconnect.
Qualcomm shuns its suitor, FTTH looks good over the next 10 years, and Telefonica has one word for home networks: Plastics. Plus the MEF comes out with the successor to Carrier Ethernet 2.0. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy has the details.