BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2014 -- The largest single industry event in the telecom calendar is almost over and, as usual, there's been a staggering amount of information to take in.
While much of the mainstream media attention has been on smartphones and the keynote by one Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, the increasing variety of small cell architectures and strategies, the impact of virtualization technologies on vendor and service provider strategies, and security have been the major trends on the networking side.
The optical components specialist had its world turned upside down by the US ban on selling tech to Huawei. Can it regain its feet? Might it even get swallowed up in further components sector consolidation?