This week saw consolidation and evolution at the optical systems hardware level, good work at the undersea cable level, and progress at the optical module level. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy takes a level-headed view of it all
The Friday 5 is back after a 2-week hiatus with several stories on next generation access technologies such as DOCSIS 3.1, G.fast, NG-PON2, the role of SDN. Plus, the IEEE tries to reach further and the China market presents a conundrum.
With Fiber Connect at hand, it's not surprising that this week's Friday 5 touches on next-generation broadband and municipal fiber networks. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy also touches on data center interconnect and other topics.