Kyle Hollasch, director of marketing - optical networking at Nokia, discusses the Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3). The use of probabilistic constellation shaping provides a new level of spectral efficiency for coherent transmission across networks.
Michael Etienne, Corning's product line manager, terrestrial optical fibers, and Jay Gill, senior marketing manager, Infinera, discuss C- and L-Band transmission. Extending transmission into the L-Band over the right fiber provides several benefits.
This head-banging edition of the Friday 5 includes a salute to a pair of science experiments, one of which Stephen may live to see reach the field. Also, there's cable operator capex, BT pledging to spend money on FTTP and more news on ZTE.