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.
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.