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.
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.
Is there an end in sight for the ZTE saga? Any interesting startups? What's happening at Fiber Connect? How many companies can make money with CFP2-DCOs? These questions and more are addressed in this week's Friday 5 video.