There's a lot of packet routing in this week's Friday 5, along with advances in metro network technology, expansion of SD-WAN services, and G.fast getting ready to deploy...uh, fast. Sponsored by Senko Advanced Components.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy hits this week's highlights, including SDN everywhere, undersea network competition, data center boosterism, G.fast investments, and things getting quiet at ZTE.
The Friday 5 is back after a 2-week hiatus with several stories on next generation access technologies such as DOCSIS 3.1, G.fast, NG-PON2, the role of SDN. Plus, the IEEE tries to reach further and the China market presents a conundrum.