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Corning Optical Communications Profile


Corning Optical Communications, part of Corning’s telecommunications segment, is a leading manufacturer of fiber optic communications system solutions for voice, data and video network applications worldwide.

We offer the broadest range of end-to-end fiber optic and copper product solutions for customers' telecommunications networks. We put companies at the forefront of network innovation, pioneering many of the global products and solutions commonly used in state-of-the-art cabling systems.

Corning Optical Communications develops and manufactures fiber optic and copper cable hardware and equipment including frames, cabinets, terminals, network interface devices, splice and test equipment, cable assemblies and fiber optic and copper connectors; as well as providing network services worldwide. Our commitment to total quality and superior customer satisfaction distinguishes us as a leader in the telecommunications industry.

Product Summary

Public/Carrier and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Networks
Corning Optical Communications Evolant® Solutions is a comprehensive offering of tip-to-tip products and services including the most advanced suite of optical fiber technologies, photonic components and optical networking devices available. The latest addition, ClearCurve® solutions, incorporates revolutionary nanoStructures™ technology to offer a bend insensitive solution for MDU applications. Integrated CAD and flexible manufacturing processes deliver innovative, turnkey solutions in collaborative partnerships with our OEM customers. Backed by award-winning customer service, engineering services and technical support, Evolant Solutions enable network service providers to quickly and cost-effectively deploy fiber to the home and business.

Enterprise Networks
Corning Optical Communications LANscape® Solutions is a complete offering of optical fiber and shielded copper products and services optimized to enable easy, cost-effective upgrades, supporting the growing bandwidth requirements of local area networks and data centers. LANscape Solutions is designed for building-to-building, floor-to-floor, single floor or fiber-to-the-desk cable applications in business, manufacturing, hospital, university, financial, security, industrial and federal environments.

Important Milestones

  • 1977 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) and Siemens AG establish equity venture Siecor Corporation
  • 1978 – Develops loose tube fiber optic cable design; manufactures and installs the first optical fiber cable
  • 1983 – Installs the first single-mode cable for commercial telephone traffic in the U.S; Develops and manufactures the first network interface devices (NIDs) for commercial use in U.S.  
  • 1986 – Pioneers the development of prestubbed optical hardware; Becomes the first non-Japanese fiber optic cable manufacturer to sell commercially in Japan
  • 1989 – Develops the first true field-installable connectors with innovative UniCam® Connector technology
  • 1996 – Introduces LANscape® Solutions for Enterprise Networks fiber optic applications; Introduces loose tube fiber optic cable with state-of-the-art waterblocking technology for outside plant applications
  • 2000 – Corning Incorporated purchases Siemens’ interest in Siecor Corporation as well as Siemens’ global telecommunications businesses. The expertise and capabilities of these businesses and Corning Cables (formerly BICC) are combined to form Corning Optical Communications, the world’s leading telecommunications manufacturer
  • 2002 – Introduces Evolant® Solutions for metropolitan and access networks; Introduces the first field-installable, no-epoxy/no-polish 12-fiber connector (UniCam® MTP® Connector)
  • 2004 – Introduces leading product family of gel-free outdoor ribbon cables; Introduces the OptiTap™ connector and adapter, a U.S. standard in outside plant-hardened connectors for FTTx deployments; Introduces LANscape Pretium® Solutions
  • 2007 – Develops revolutionary ClearCurve® product solution, offering a bend-insensitive solution for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) deployments

Recent News

Recent Corning Optical Communications news is available online at www.corning.com/opcomm.


Clark S. Kinlin  
Executive Vice President, Corning Telecommunications Business Group

Kimberley S. Hartwell
Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, Corning Telecommunications Business Group

Media Contacts

Industry Media
Stephanie Hicks
+1 828 291 6016

Telecommunications Contact:
Patricia McVay
+1 828 901 5189


  • Glendale, Arizona – USA
  • Hickory, North Carolina – USA (Americas Commercial Center; Hickory Manufacturing and Technology Center)
  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina – USA
  • Keller, Texas – USA
  • Vienna, Virginia – USA
  • Clayton, Australia
  • São Paolo, Brazil
  • Beijing, China
  • Chengdu, China
  • Shanghai, China
  • Vordingborg, Denmark
  • Berlin, Germany (Europe, Middle East, Africa Commercial Center; Corning Technology Center Berlin)
  • Hagen, Germany
  • Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Hitachi City, Japan
  • Tokyo, Japan (Advanced Optical Communications commercial office)
  • Reynosa, Mexico
  • Strykow, Poland
  • Singapore (Southern Asia Pacific Commercial Center)
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Samara, Russia
  • Gebze, Turkey
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Additional Information

For additional information, visit Corning Optical Communications online at www.corning.com/opcomm.