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.
Fischer Connectors' new rugged fiber connector solutions are taking fiber where it hasn't gone before. These pre-cabled connectors stands up to a lot of mud, muck and abuse. But they can handle it.
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.