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
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.
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.
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.
Huawei looks to avoid catching whatever ZTE's got, the benefits of FTTH are further demonstrated, the regional fiber network space keeps consolidating, and more in today's Friday 5 video with Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy recaps an eventful week for ZTE, what these events might mean for others, as well as good news for fans of 400-Gbps technology and a warning for people in the FTTx space.