News | December 3, 2007

Corning Cable Systems Announces First Sale Of ClearCurve Product Solution

Hickory, NC - Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's Telecommunications segment, announces that Connexion Technologies has made the first purchase of its ClearCurve product offering. Connexion Technologies, which is deploying fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks on a wide scale across the United States, is using ClearCurve Rugged Drop Cable in its multiple dwelling unit (MDU) deployments. Connexion Technologies previously deployed ClearCurve products in a West Palm Beach MDU field trial. Because of the deployment cost savings, Connexion Technologies chose to purchase the products for future installs.

"During our field trials, we saw firsthand the ease and speed of installation of the ClearCurve Drop Cable," said Glen Lang, founder of Connexion Technologies. "With this technology, we were able to realize at least a 30-percent time savings, in addition to material savings such as ducts."

"Connexion Technologies is a proven leader in FTTH, with significant expertise in MDU cabling applications," said Bernhard Deutsch, director of marketing and market development for Corning Cable Systems. "We are excited about this first sale of our ClearCurve product offering and the impact the technology will have on the FTTH industry."

ClearCurve Rugged Drop Cable is 4.8 mm in diameter and is designed for applications where other physical cable protection, such as microduct, is neither available nor desired. Offering significant protection of the optical fiber, the cable has a self-bend-limiting feature that prevents the fiber from exceeding the 5 mm minimum bend radius no matter how the cable is bent. Therefore, the cable can be handled in any way that copper communication cables are handled, such as pulling through wall studs and stapling to wood.

SOURCE: Corning Cable Systems