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Corning to Introduce ClearCurve™ Product Suite at FTTH Conference


Revolutionary solution based on nanoStructures™ technology;
Includes optical fiber, cable, hardware and equipment products

CORNING, N.Y.– Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced plans to introduce its ClearCurve™ ultra-bendable optical fiber-based suite of products at the Fiber-to-the-Home Conference in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 30-Oct. 3. Corning’s ClearCurve solution is based on its revolutionary nanoStructures™ fiber design which makes the optical fiber cable as rugged as copper cable and solves historic technical challenges for telecommunications carriers installing fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks in high-rise apartment buildings and condominium complexes.

“Our solution incorporates a new optical fiber that provides significantly improved bending performance with virtually no signal loss,” said Peter F. Volanakis, president and chief operating officer. “Our new cable design is far more flexible, yet rugged, and is easier to route within buildings than today’s standard coax cable. And, we have reduced the size and improved the performance of bulky hardware cabinetry, giving building owners and developers an aesthetically appealing solution, while making it easier for carriers to install.”

Corning will demonstrate ClearCurve’s superior performance through a two-story apartment unit installation simulation at the conference. Telecommunications carriers will see first-hand how ClearCurve allows them to design optical fiber cable into complex environments and provide their customers the near-infinite bandwidth benefits of true FTTH.

Verizon Communications Inc., the only company deploying fiber optics all the way to customers’ homes on a mass scale in the United States, has been working closely with Corning to solve the challenges of fiber installation in high-rise apartment and condominium complexes. An early proponent of the ClearCurve fiber solution, Verizon has previously noted that this fiber technology could be very promising for delivery of its industry-leading FiOS Internet and FiOS TV products.

Corning’s ClearCurve solution is critical in high-rise apartment complex or condominium FTTH deployments because it breaks the barriers of current optical fiber installations that lose signal strength and effectiveness when bent around corners and routed through a building. Corning ClearCurve optical fiber, cable and hardware and equipment products solve these installation challenges, enabling telecommunications carriers to design optical fiber cable into these complex environments and provide their customers the near-infinite bandwidth benefits of a true fiber-to-the-home solution.

“Since announcing this groundbreaking technology development in July, we have received overwhelming interest from customers around the world,” said Volanakis. “Now, with ClearCurve products, our customers can economically displace traditional copper wire solutions in multiple dwelling units and deliver ultra-fast Internet speeds and higher-quality high-definition content that can only be made available with optical fiber.”

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