Corning, Condumex Renew Optical Fiber Supply Agreement
Corning, NY - Corning Incorporated and Condumex recently announced an extension of their long-standing optical fiber business relationship.
Corning, the world’s leading supplier of optical fiber, will supply Condumex, a leading manufacturer of optical fiber cable in Latin America, with a broad range of products.
“Corning’s reputation for supplying the highest quality optical fiber makes renewing this long-term agreement an easy and mutually beneficial decision,” said Hugo Gomez, director of Cables Sector for Condumex. “Together, we are strongly positioned to continue our commitment to providing fiber product solutions that best meet the growing bandwidth needs of the rapidly expanding Latin America region.”
Corning and Condumex have successfully collaborated for almost 30 years, signing their first formal long-term supply agreement in 1997.
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Condumex and look forward to a future of mutually beneficial growth in Latin America,” said Rich Nevins, division vice president and director, Worldwide Commercial Operations, Corning Optical Fiber. “Utilizing Corning’s industry-leading optical fiber products, Condumex’s customers can design and construct next generation high-speed telecommunication networks in the region.”
In recent years the demand for optical fiber and cable in Latin America, particularly Brazil and Mexico, has exceeded most forecast expectations. This has been driven by public policy and consumer demand for bandwidth-consuming content. Condumex is strategically located in these two countries and is one of Latin America’s leading suppliers of optical cable and related products.
Among the advanced fiber products Corning will supply are: Corning ClearCurve LBL fiber, ClearCurve multimode fibers, SMF-28e+ LL fiber, LEAF fiber, and SMF-28 ULL fiber.
Corning’s SMF-28e+ LL fiber offers a unique combination of the lowest attenuation and industry-leading low polarization mode dispersion (PMD) of any commercially available ITU-T G.652.D compliant single-mode optical fiber. It is designed to improve the lifetime performance of the network by providing added optical margin to extend network reach and allow for higher data rates. It also provides a solid foundation for new network deployments as well as upgrades to existing networks.
Corning’s LEAF optical fiber and SMF-28 ULL optical fiber each offer the industry’s lowest commercially available attenuation specification in their respective product categories. Corning ClearCurve single-mode fibers set the standard for bend performance while remaining compliant with the most stringent ITU-T G.652.D and ITU-T G.657 recommendations for FTTx applications. ClearCurve multimode fibers deliver the best macro bending performance in the industry, up to 10-times better than standard multimode fiber for data center and other enterprise network applications.
SOURCE: Corning Incorporated