Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced today that it has sold more than 1 million kilometers (km) of Corning® ClearCurve® multimode optical fiber. With more than 6 million terminations globally deployed, the broad market acceptance of ClearCurve multimode optical fiber is apparent. ClearCurve multimode optical fiber has been sold to more than 90 cablers in 20 countries around the world.
“Passing 1 million kilometers sold is an exciting achievement that validates continued customer acceptance of Corning ClearCurve multimode fiber in the market,” said Barry Linchuck, division vice president and director, worldwide marketing, Corning Optical Fiber. “ClearCurve multimode fiber remains our standard 50-micron multimode product offering, providing assurance against tight bends and challenging cable installations with up to 10 times less signal loss than traditional multimode fibers.”
ClearCurve multimode fiber is the world’s first laser-optimized, high-bandwidth, fully standards-compliant, multimode fiber to withstand tight bends down to 7.5 mm radius with substantially less signal loss than traditional multimode fibers. Superior bend performance enables efficient optical cable routing and installation and additionally provides spare operating margin.
Traditionally, when an optical cable experiences tight bends, some of the light can escape from the fiber core and part of the signal can be lost. Corning ClearCurve multimode fiber is designed to keep the light within the fiber core even under tight bends, better maintaining the integrity of the optical fiber signal.
Corning ClearCurve multimode fiber is fully compatible with the installed base of 50-micron multimode fiber and meets or exceeds the ISO/IEC 11801 OM2, OM3, and OM4 product standards for high-bandwidth, laser-optimized, multimode fiber. Detailed product specifications are available at www.corning.com/opticalfiber.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 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.