It was a big week for open systems. We had several announcements coming out of the TIP Summit, as well as another example of virtualization benefiting optical access. Elsewhere, cloud and colo companies open their wallets and coherent makes gains.
We step outside our optical comfort zone a bit this week, with looks at Wi-Fi and Gfast advances (and how they related to FTTH). We also turn our attention to FTTx M&A, SDN/NFV in access networks, and why the data center market is a pain in the butt.
Just because we only sent one newsletter this week doesn't mean there wasn't any news. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy discusses 600G advances, Tier 1s and white box hardware, BT's dilemma, and the return of the L-Band.
Is 900 Mbps is close enough to a gig not to matter, alternatives to alternatives, whether investing in broadband services providers is a good idea, whether getting out of IP video technology also is a good idea. Sponsored by Senko Advanced Components
And we're back. This week we look at pairing orchestration platforms with OSS, next-gen optical module formats, optical components to support 5G, and Ericsson's picks for its 5G transport dance partners. Sponsored by Senko Advanced Components.
The ONF gets practical, the cloud services market stays friendly, the Fiber Broadband Association has a new face, Huawei has old problems (but more of them), and LightCounting begins to tote up the cost of ZTE’s technology ban.
You want all the juicy ZTE details, we've got 'em here. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy also comments on the AT&T/Time Warner merger, OTN and 5G, and the best Santa Claus ever!
It was a big week for fiber to the home, new IEEE standards, Verizon -- and a really big week for ZTE. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy has all the details in this week's edition of the Friday 5. Sponsored by EXFO.
Is there an end in sight for the ZTE saga? Any interesting startups? What's happening at Fiber Connect? How many companies can make money with CFP2-DCOs? These questions and more are addressed in this week's Friday 5 video.
Still more news on ZTE, hyperscale data center operators do their part in Q1, disaggregated system uses become more disaggregated, UK Chancellor wants fiber everywhere, and more in this week's Friday 5 with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy.
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.