The effect of cloud networking on optical technology demand and the move toward networks based on disaggregated hardware are two major themes in this week's Friday 5 video with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy. Sponsored by EXFO .
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy discusses regional network M&A, G.fast deployment growth, yet another reason 5G is good for optical, tasty SDN alphabet soup, and how The Who relate to Finisar. Sponsored by Corning Optical Communications.
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.