This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the invention of low-loss optical fiber — the cornerstone of our communications revolution that has transformed the way we connect. In a Corning lab on a Friday afternoon five decades ago, a single strand of glass and a bright spot of light set the world on a path of continuous innovation.
Optical fiber shapes the networks that connect us to each other today – and the boundless possibilities of tomorrow. Whether you're making a phone call across the world, downloading a video on your tablet, or reading this article right now, optical fiber delivers the streamlined connectivity needed in today's high-speed world.
Therefore, critical infrastructure operators such as data center operators, telcos, and business owners need to ensure that their core networking infrastructure is fitted with top-graded optical fiber in order to maintain the operational reliability at an uptime of at least >99.9999% to meet the high certification standards and remain competitive.
Because the 50th anniversary of optical fiber means so much to our world, we’re celebrating this important milestone with the release of a special report featuring research by IDC.