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.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy discusses regional network M&A, G.fast deployment growth, yet another reason 5G is good for optical, tasty SDN alphabet soup, and how The Who relate to Finisar. Sponsored by Corning Optical Communications.
This edition of the Friday 5 is brought to you by the number 400 -- as in 400 Gigabit Ethernet. Also on tap are submarine network advances, software defined access network advances, and interest in disaggregated optical hardware advancing.