We step outside our optical comfort zone a bit this week, with looks at Wi-Fi and Gfast advances (and how they related to FTTH). We also turn our attention to FTTx M&A, SDN/NFV in access networks, and why the data center market is a pain in the butt.
It was a big week for open systems. We had several announcements coming out of the TIP Summit, as well as another example of virtualization benefiting optical access. Elsewhere, cloud and colo companies open their wallets and coherent makes gains.