Corning Cable Systems to Highlight Deployment Flexibility in Preconnectorized FTTx Solutions at OSP EXPO 2009

HICKORY, N.C. - Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, will display its new, innovative preconnectorized fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) solutions through exhibits and hands-on demonstrations at the OSP EXPO 2009, Sept. 2-3 in Minneapolis.

In its exhibit (booth #901), customers will get first-hand experience with the two distinct variations of Corning's new OptiSheath® UltraNAP(TM) Outside Plant Terminals. This innovative combination of multi-fiber terminal connections and single-fiber drop cable connections provides enhanced design and deployment flexibility, increased deployment speed and reduced initial installation cost. Because of their patent-pending fiber routing scheme, OptiSheath UltraNAP Terminals offer cost deferment possibilities as well.

Branch-connected OptiSheath UltraNAP Terminals decrease the number of road crossings required and increase capital deferment opportunities, providing an opportunity to reduce overall installed costs. The series-connected design of the OptiSheath UltraNAP Terminals allows users to daisy chain up to three terminals together, all fed from one 12-fiber OptiTip(TM) Multi-fiber Connector. This provides shorter distribution cable lengths and is an ideal solution for cul-de-sacs or small areas not easily reached with the primary distribution cable.

The Corning Cable Systems exhibit will also include hands-on demonstrations of the FuseFlex(TM) Termination System. Designed for FTTx applications, the termination system includes a "near zero-length" pigtail. The stub fiber installed in the FuseFlex Termination System connector is polished in the factory, which eliminates the need for field polishing, increases the quality of the termination and greatly reduces connector installation time.

In addition to these activities, Corning Cable Systems will be participating in the following educational events at the conference:

o On Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Corning Cable Systems' Ryan Spillane will present "The Economics of Branch-connected Optical Terminals." The presentation will address some of the more significant recent innovations that are revolutionizing FTTx network installation techniques and the cost model of its deployment.

o On Thursday, Sept. 3, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Dr. Bernhard Deutsch of Corning Cable Systems will join five industry experts in OSP® Magazine's 2009 Thought Leaders Live Panel Discussion at the Day Two keynote presentation.

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

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated ( 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.

Corning Cable Systems Contact:

Stephanie Kosty

(931) 486-0323

Corning Communications Contact:

Lisa A. Burns

(607) 974-4897

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