Corning Cable Systems Unveils New FlexNAP(TM) System Tools


HICKORY, N.C. - Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, has released two new tools to simplify the process of deploying fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) networks. The FlexNAP(TM) System Installation Video and FlexNAP System Design Guide are available to customers and will be featured in Corning's booth (#103) at the 2006 FTTH Conference, Oct. 2-5 in Las Vegas.

Corning Cable Systems' OptiSheath(TM) Premier FlexNAP Terminal Distribution System consists of standard fiber optic cables upon which network access points are pre-terminated at customer-specified locations along the length of the cable. The FlexNAP System is manufactured and tested in the factory, then packaged and shipped to the customer for immediate deployment. The FlexNAP System reduces the cost of deploying optical access networks by up to 50 percent.

To date, Corning Cable Systems has shipped more than 9,000 FlexNAP Terminal Distribution Systems, passing more than 250,000 homes in 15 U.S. states, Canada and Australia.

To demonstrate the ease of deploying FTTx networks with the FlexNAP System, Corning is featuring the new tools in its exhibit at the 2006 FTTH Conference. The FlexNAP System Design Guide provides a detailed description of the components of the system, along with design recommendations and sample bills of materials. The FlexNAP System Installation Video is an interactive tool that guides customers step-by-step through the installation process. Corning's exhibit will also contain a model deployment allowing customers to see exactly where the various FlexNAP System components fit into their network.

Corning Cable Systems FlexNAP System allows for efficient workforce management, with the option of deploying more highly skilled workers to other areas of the network.
At the same time, the risk of reworks and failures is reduced due to each cable in the FlexNAP System being 100 percent factory tested before shipping to the customer.

Through its Evolant® Solutions for Access Networks, Corning Cable Systems offers specialized portfolios of innovative products and services that enable customers to cost-effectively deploy fiber in the last mile. For additional information on Corning Cable Systems products and services, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-743-2675, toll free in the United States, or (+1) 828-901-5000, international, or visit the Web site at www.corning.com/cablesystems.

About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is a diversified technology company that concentrates its efforts on high-impact growth opportunities. Corning combines its expertise in specialty glass, ceramic materials, polymers and the manipulation of the properties of light, with strong process and manufacturing capabilities to develop, engineer and commercialize significant innovative products for the telecommunications, flat panel display, environmental, semiconductor and life sciences industries.

Corning Communications Contact:
Lisa A. Burns
607-974-4989
burnsla@corning.com

Corning Cable Systems Contact:
Dana S. McEntire
828-901-6910
dana.mcentire@corning.com

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