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.
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.
We're open (networks) for business this week. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy reviews several open optical announcements as well as what's new in M&A and whether we're looking at a downturn in the optical communications market.