Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy discusses data center interconnect market trends, fiber-fed buildings, high-speed Ethernet module pricing, and embedded modules in this week's Friday 5. 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.
Think Sumitomo Electric is only active in modules and fiber? Christopher Wiggins, director of business development at Sumitomo Electric, sets you straight with a discussion of their interconnect line. He also reviews three booth demos.
Bernard Lee, regional technology director at Senko Advanced Components, reviews the products for the data center unveiled at OFC 2018. They include several additions to their MPO lineup, as well as their CS Connector for 400GbE connectivity.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy highlights the importance of the Open Compute Project, advances in open optical hardware, new Ethernet standards, and a PON partnership in this Friday 5. Sponsored by VeEX Inc.
Jay Gill, senior marketing manager Infinera, discusses the fifth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE5). The advance will help internet content providers and cable and mobile network operators meet their emerging network requirements.
Nokia introduces the Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3). The PSE-3 coherent engine uses probabalistic constellation shaping to enable the optimal combination of reach, transmission rate, and spectral efficiency for a variety of network applications.
Source Photonics CTO Mark Heimbuch, PhD, describes the several 400GbE interoperability demonstrations in which the company was involved at OFC 2018. He also discusses how 400GbE technology will evolve, including the development of single-lambda 100G.
Lightwave spoke to Jay Gill, senior marketing manager at Infinera, about the company's newly announced fifth generation of its Infinite Capacity Engine, the ICE 5. The 2.4-Tbps optical engine delivers twice the capacity of the previous generation.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy uses this OFC 2018 edition of the Friday 5 to review his five top stories and themes from this week in San Diego. (No, his birthday wasn't one of them.) High speeds, low profiles, and M&A were highlights.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy wraps up our onsite coverage of OFC 2018 in San Diego. New companies, new looks at M&A, a few winners, a bubble era technology returns, and more.