Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy touches on optical M&A (again), new white box switch software, next-gen PON prospects, whether the data center network gravy train is starting to slow, and the FCC chairman's latest suspicions.
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.
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.