It's a new year -- so let's take a quick look back at the old one. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy counts down his Top 5 stories for 2018. Several of these earn their rankings by portending what could be this year's big news.
It was a big week for open systems. We had several announcements coming out of the TIP Summit, as well as another example of virtualization benefiting optical access. Elsewhere, cloud and colo companies open their wallets and coherent makes gains.