Our birthday boy fights impending senility to discuss more of what you'll find at OFC 2018. Think 400 Gigabit Ethernet, new executives, systems houses active at what you might have considered a components show, and more in this week's Friday 5.
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.
This head-banging edition of the Friday 5 includes a salute to a pair of science experiments, one of which Stephen may live to see reach the field. Also, there's cable operator capex, BT pledging to spend money on FTTP and more news on ZTE.