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Test vendors unveil 5G tools for telcos

With 5G deployments now well underway in dozens of markets, Viavi and Rohde & Schwarz have some new 5G test tools for operator field technicians.

ExteNet adds speed, automation to optical network

ExteNet teams with LightRiver for faster metro core network, in part for 5G.

Is It Finally Time for Free-Space Optics to Shine?

Free space optics is currently being touted as a backhaul solution for 5G. But this isn't the first time it's been positioned as a backhaul savior.

Next-Generation Coherent Optics Lead to New Market Dynamics

As coherent optics development moves away from a one-size-fits-all approach, the market will favor vertically integrated suppliers and companies that were once suppliers will be competitors, writes industry veteran Serge Melle.

5G Networks in 2020: Show Me, Don't Tell Me

It's time for the industry to walk the 5G walk.

Ray Mota on Cisco's Network Vision

Ray Mota, CEO and principal analyst for ACG Research, dives into Cisco's 'Internet for the Future' strategy, noting that the key focus is on helping service providers boost capacity as they roll out 5G and other new services while keeping costs in line. That's important because customers are using more bandwidth but aren't paying more for it, notes Mota.

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