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.
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.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy hits this week's highlights, including SDN everywhere, undersea network competition, data center boosterism, G.fast investments, and things getting quiet at ZTE.
The effect of cloud networking on optical technology demand and the move toward networks based on disaggregated hardware are two major themes in this week's Friday 5 video with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy. Sponsored by EXFO .
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy discusses regional network M&A, G.fast deployment growth, yet another reason 5G is good for optical, tasty SDN alphabet soup, and how The Who relate to Finisar. Sponsored by Corning Optical Communications.
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 edition of the Friday 5 is brought to you by the number 400 -- as in 400 Gigabit Ethernet. Also on tap are submarine network advances, software defined access network advances, and interest in disaggregated optical hardware advancing.
We're open (networks) for business this week. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy reviews several open optical announcements as well as what's new in M&A and whether we're looking at a downturn in the optical communications market.
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.
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.