Corning to Provide Optical Cabling Solutions for Miami-to-Atlanta Segment of Allied Fiber's Network-Neutral System Build
Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that it has been selected as the optical cable supplier for the Miami-to-Atlanta segment of Allied Fiber's network-neutral system build. The 754-mile, Miami-to-Atlanta route is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.
The network-neutral system is intended to provide an abundant supply of next-generation fiber available for lease, as legacy backhaul network infrastructures can no longer support the exponential growth occurring in the industry. The end users for these physical-layer services include submarine cable systems, large wire line and wireless carriers and network operators, private enterprises, cooperatives, cable television companies, and data center operators.
Corning will supply its best-in-class 528-fiber SST-UltraRibbon(TM) Cable containing Corning^® SMF-28e+^® and Corning^® LEAF^® optical fibers. Corning's SMF-28e+ optical fiber is an industry leader in comprehensive single-mode fiber performance for metro and access networks. Optimized for long-haul and metro networks, Corning LEAF optical fiber is a technically advanced product that provides high capacity, broad system flexibility, and proven performance.
In addition to an innovative portfolio of cable and hardware solutions, Corning was the chosen manufacturer based on many value-added components such as design support, deployment expertise, outside plant cost-modeling tools and formalized training classes.
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