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 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.