Who knew Stephen was so beady-eyed? This week's Friday 5 addresses mergers in test and measurement, specifications for 400 Gbps and beyond, free-space optics at sea, and sales of disaggregated DWDM platforms for data center interconnect.
At ECOC 2017, Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy discusses the growing interest in 400 Gbps, and what this means for both technology developers and network operators, with Jean-Marie Vilain, product manager, NEMs and high-speed, at EXFO Inc.
The Friday 5 is back after a 2-week hiatus with several stories on next generation access technologies such as DOCSIS 3.1, G.fast, NG-PON2, the role of SDN. Plus, the IEEE tries to reach further and the China market presents a conundrum.