Corning Cable Systems to Highlight Continuing Innovations in FTTx Networks at NXTcomm 2007 in Chicago


Company to highlight new products, technologies that simplify FTTx deployments

HICKORY, N.C. - Corning Cable Systems, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, will highlight its leadership in fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) network solutions at NXTcomm 2007, June 19-21 in Chicago.

In its interactive exhibit (booth #4440), Corning will feature its products in a scaled representation of an entire FTTx network, from central office all the way to customer premises. The exhibit will contain fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) models for both single-family and multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in which customers will be able to see exactly where and how Corning products fit into their network.

Corning is also contributing products to the live GPON Interoperability Showcase, to be held in the ITU GPON Pavilion (booth #7408). The interoperability demonstration will feature gigabit passive optical network (GPON) electronics built according to the ITU-T G.984 Recommendation. Corning is the only passive equipment supplier in the demonstration and is providing the optical distribution network components over which the 2488 Mbps/1244 Mbps (downstream/upstream) GPON systems will be operating. Corning Optical Fiber is contributing products from the SMF-28e® optical fiber family for the demo, including a 60 km span of Corning® SMF-28e+(TM) fiber demonstrating an extended reach GPON made possible by the Alphion® PON.ext(TM) extension system.

On Tuesday, June 19, at 10:30 a.m., Corning will present "The Next Generation of Bend" in the NXTploration Theater. Recently, a number of bend-improved single-mode optical fibers have been introduced to address shifts in the design and deployment of FTTH and MDU networks. The performance and compatibility of these new fibers with legacy networks has been addressed by industry standards. The presentation will discuss
performance and compatibility needs and provide additional insights into how they might be optimized.

In addition to these activities, Corning Cable Systems will introduce several new products at the event.
o The OptiSnap(TM) Connector is a field-installable no-epoxy, no-polish connector that enables quick and cost-effective installation of fiber optic networks. With the patented connector installation tool, installation is as easy as strip, clean, cleave, cam and crimp.
o The FlexNAP(TM) Terminal Distribution System, featuring optical fiber cable with pre-installed network access points at customer-specified locations along the length of the cable, is now available with Corning Cable Systems' new RPX(TM) Cable. RPX Cable features a rectangular, flat profile and reduces cable preparation time to less than one minute, further easing the deployment of FTTx networks.
o The OptiSheath(TM) Welded MultiPort, available with 6, 8 or 12 ports, provides sealed environmental protection and fast, easy incremental connection of subscriber drop cables to increase deployment velocity.

These products are part of Corning Cable Systems Evolant® Solutions for Access Networks. 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 Corning Cable Systems products or 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 http://www.corning.com/cablesystems.

About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.

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