Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy whips out the notebook and delivers a quick run through of what he's seen at ECOC 2018 in Rome. More IEEE standards on the way, coherent advances, and 400G are included. Sponsored by Inphi.
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.