Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) and Lightwave have kicked off the 10th anniversary of the FTTXcellence Award by opening nominations to honor an individual for leadership in the deployment of optical access networks in North America and Latin America. The award will be presented Sept. 30 at the 2013 FTTH Conference & Expo in Tampa, Fla.
“With the 10th anniversary of the FTTXcellence Award, we’re expanding nominations to include candidates from Latin America. The telecommunications industry is rapidly growing in this region, and there are interesting deployments to celebrate,” said Kim Hartwell, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for Corning Optical Communications. “Corning is enthusiastic about recognizing visionaries who are generating momentum toward the ultimate goal of bringing fiber to as many business and residential customers as possible.”
“Expanding the scope of the program to include Latin America makes the FTTXcellence Award more relevant than ever,” added Stephen Hardy, editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave. “With nominations now coming from Latin America as well as North America and the Caribbean, this year’s honoree truly will exemplify the optical access innovation currently underway in the Americas.”
To be eligible for the award, candidates must be nominated by a peer. Nominees may include individuals at carriers and system operators, home developers, utilities, municipalities, or other organizations that have launched an FTTx project; individuals at vendors or research organizations whose work has benefited FTTx technology development; other elected officials or policymakers who have made a significant positive impact in the regulatory or legal arena; and other deserving individuals. Nominations can be submitted online at http://www.lightwaveonline.com/content/lw/en/fttx/fttxcellence-nomination-2013.html by Aug. 2. A panel of judges from Lightwave, Corning and the FTTH Council will select the winner from the submitted nominations.
In addition to an awards ceremony at the FTTH Conference, the winner will be honored with a donation in his or her name to US Ignite, a non-profit, public-private partnership whose mission is to make the U.S. the world leader in applications and services for ultra-fast, software-defined networks. The winner will also receive a decorative glass piece from the Corning Museum of Glass and will be profiled in an issue of Lightwave magazine.
For more information on the FTTXcellence Award, visit Corning’s Web site at http://www.corning.com/opcomm/nafta/en/markets_applications/evolant/fttxcellence.aspx.
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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.
For more than 25 years, Lightwave (www.lightwaveonline.com) has delivered trusted technical, application and business insights to senior-level decision makers for optical communications worldwide. Our magazine, email newsletter, online and event content serves technology vendors, communications carriers and major enterprises with a complete and nuanced picture of the optical communications business environment. Lightwave is a valued information source for information related to FTTx, networking, equipment design, MSO optics, and test and measurement for corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and others making strategic decisions that are critical to the success of their businesses. Lightwave is a unit of PennWell Corporation (www.pennwell.com).