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 .
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.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy talks to former president and CEO of Finisar Jerry Rawls as well as his replacement, Michael Hurlston, about the transition. Hurlston assesses his first quarter at the helm and the Lumentum/Oclaro deal.