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.
What's the sound? It's the footsteps of approaching 400G technology and deployments! Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy also tells you what he expects to see at ECOC 2017, comments on single-lambda 100G, and chats about chips.
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.