This week's Friday 5 provides some teachable moments. Google Fiber seems to have learned a lesson, and module vendors focused on the data center could learn a lesson from what's going on in China. Class is in session!
Private optical networks get more attention, virtualization and whitebox hardware reaches the access, DOCSIS 3.1 gains symmetrical 10G capabilities, and the data center market isn't as immune to bumps as previously thought. Sponsored by Champion ONE.
Some disconcerting news from China, some expected news from 3Q17 sales reports, and the FCC's vote to let Internet Freedom ring is about as much news as the sun coming up. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy has all the news you need.