Applications


COF_metro1.jpgOptical fiber serves as the core of connectivity for all of today’s telecommunications network applications. Optical fiber waveguides have unsurpassed bandwidth capabilities. This capacity has enabled the global explosion of broadband and all of the applications it offers. Watch our At the Speed of Light Video to learn more about optical fiber applications.

The drive to expand and extend networks is unrelenting, but Corning is proud to lead the optical fiber industry with a full portfolio of products designed to meet the demands of all network applications. Since we invented the first low-loss optical fiber in 1970, we have developed a deep understanding of the unique requirements of different applications.Today, we continue to partner with our customers to understand their requirements and deliver product solutions that will meet their current and future needs. Everywhere you look, you'll find our fiber solutions at work.We are focused on the following:

 

Enterprise and Private Networks


Exponential growth in data traffic is driving an ever-increasing demand for more bandwidth in enterprise and business networks around the world. The need for faster transmission speed is growing as well, with the trend moving to 40G networks today and 100G on the horizon.
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FTTH and Access Networks


For millions of households, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) is making broadband connectivity a day-to-day reality. Services that were unimaginable even 10 years ago are enhancing quality of life as consumers around the world are getting the secure, unsurpassed bandwidth capabilities of optical fiber waveguides to their home for always-on, affordable high-speed Internet access, as well as telecommuting, distance learning, telemedicine, and video on demand.
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Long-haul Networks


Long-haul terrestrial optical fiber networks connect countries and cities throughout the world. Today, these networks typically range from a few dozen to a few thousand kilometers, and have largely migrated to 10 Gb/s-based dense wavelength division multiplexed (DWDM) systems with 32 channels or more.
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Submarine Networks


Given the harsh undersea environment, submarine telecommunications systems demand the most advanced optical technologies. Corning® Vascade® fibers are up to the challenge. Our family of Vascade fibers enables high-speed, high-capacity solutions, providing the performance and reliability required in all undersea networks up to  transoceanic distances .
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