Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy looks at a few leftovers from OFC 2017 as well as some other big stories. Single-wavelength 100G, SDN, network virtualization, data center interconnect and more are in the cards. Sponsored by VeEX.
Who knew Stephen was so beady-eyed? This week's Friday 5 addresses mergers in test and measurement, specifications for 400 Gbps and beyond, free-space optics at sea, and sales of disaggregated DWDM platforms for data center interconnect.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy discusses several novel technologies this week: space-based laser communications, a wrinkle on coherent transmission, and advances in G.fast. Plus, submarine networks and who will provide SDN assurance.