Corning Optical Communications Awarded Passive Solutions for Australian NBN Fibre to the Home Roll-Out: Local Capacity and Job Numbers to Increase

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Corning Optical Communications Awarded Passive Solutions for Australian NBN Fibre to the Home Roll-Out: Local Capacity and Job Numbers to Increase

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Corning Optical Communications Awarded Passive Solutions for Australian NBN Fibre to the Home Roll-Out: Local Capacity and Job Numbers to Increase
Corning Optical Communications Awarded Passive Solutions for Australian NBN Fibre to the Home Roll-Out: Local Capacity and Job Numbers to Increase
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA | Corning Incorporated | 2011年1月17日

Corning Optical Communications Australia, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, today announced that Corning has been selected as a primary NBN Co supplier of optical fibre cable and hardware for the NBN network. A world leader in the manufacture of fibre optic connectivity solutions for communications networks, Corning has committed to further expand its Australian-based manufacturing and assembly capacity to meet the needs of the national broadband rollout.

Corning and NBN Co have signed a contract for the supply of optical cable and hardware that could be valued at up to $1.2 billion over the contract period with an initial purchase commitment of $400 million.

Rainer Dittrich, Managing Director of Corning Optical Communications in Australia, said: “Corning is delighted to have been selected as a major strategic partner for NBN Co. The size and scope of the NBN project will enable Corning to invest in both new equipment and technologies for our Clayton facility as well as create a significant number of additional jobs, increased people development and extensive skills training. Corning is fully committed to the NBN roll-out and we look forward to supporting Australia’s vision and leadership in broadband deployment.”

Dittrich said that, in connection with this contract, Corning will invest approximately $25 million in its Clayton, Melbourne facility, related equipment and personnel training. Corning currently employs 115 workers at its Clayton facility. In the peak years of the NBN deployment, Corning Optical Communications Australia expects to add as many as 300 to 400 jobs at the location. Plans call for Corning to increase its productive activity at the Clayton facility by 3x or 4x in connection with the NBN deployment.   

Specifically, Corning will invest in additional local cable plant capacity and equipment to manufacture FlexNAP™ terminal distribution system with RPX™ ribbon cable for aerial installations and ALTOS® ribbon cable featuring the industry’s best performing enhanced low-loss ITU-T G.652.D compliant SMF-28e+® LL fiber for underground installations and to localise the manufacture of fibre distribution hubs. The FlexNAP system is a state-of-the-art fibre optic cabling system in which network access points are factory-terminated at customer-specified locations along the length of a fibre optic cable. Connectorised terminals and customer drops are then connected to these tap points in the field in a matter of seconds without any specialist skills or equipment. Additionally, in an effort to ensure readiness of supply, Corning will provide some preconnectorised outside plant hardware products from other global manufacturing facilities. 

For additional information on Corning Optical Communications products and services, contact a customer service representative in Australia at 1300 660 860 in Australia, or toll free in the United States at 1-800-743-2675, or visit the Web site at www.corning.com/opcomm.

 

About Corning Optical Communications Australia  

Corning Optical Communications Australia was established in 2000 with the Corning Optical Communications acquisition of MM Cables Communication Products and Siemens Communication Cables Pty Ltd but its roots can be traced back to 1948 when Austral Standard Cables was formed in Maidstone, Victoria. Currently, Corning’s manufacturing facility is located at 74-84 Main Road, Clayton in Melbourne, Victoria Australia 3168 from which it provides national coverage.

Within the Clayton facility, Corning manufactures a wide range of indoor and outdoor optical fibre cables for underground and aerial applications, MDF blocks, factory-assembled optical fibre terminals, and factory-assembled FlexNAP™ System distribution cables for FTTx deployments.

The Clayton facility is certified to Quality AS/NZS 9001:2008, Environment AS/NZS 14001:2004, Occupational Health & Safety AS/NZS 4801:2001 and the international quality standard ISO9001:2000.

Corning Optical Communications Australia is well established in the telecommunications industry and has supply experience with all the major telcos, power utilities and railways in Australia and New Zealand. To date, more than 30,000 homes throughout Australia have been passed with Corning’s optical fibre cable and hardware solutions.

   

About Corning Incorporated
Corning
Incorporated ( www.corning.com )  is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics.  Drawing on more than 150 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.

 


Corning Optical Communications Australia, part of Corning Incorporated’s (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, today announced that Corning has been selected as a primary NBN Co supplier of optical fibre cable and hardware for the NBN network. A world leader in the manufacture of fibre optic connectivity solutions for communications networks, Corning has committed to further expand its Australian-based manufacturing and assembly capacity to meet the needs of the national broadband rollout.

Corning and NBN Co have signed a contract for the supply of optical cable and hardware that could be valued at up to $1.2 billion over the contract period with an initial purchase commitment of $400 million.

Rainer Dittrich, Managing Director of Corning Optical Communications in Australia, said: “Corning is delighted to have been selected as a major strategic partner for NBN Co. The size and scope of the NBN project will enable Corning to invest in both new equipment and technologies for our Clayton facility as well as create a significant number of additional jobs, increased people development and extensive skills training. Corning is fully committed to the NBN roll-out and we look forward to supporting Australia’s vision and leadership in broadband deployment.”

Dittrich said that, in connection with this contract, Corning will invest approximately $25 million in its Clayton, Melbourne facility, related equipment and personnel training. Corning currently employs 115 workers at its Clayton facility. In the peak years of the NBN deployment, Corning Optical Communications Australia expects to add as many as 300 to 400 jobs at the location. Plans call for Corning to increase its productive activity at the Clayton facility by 3x or 4x in connection with the NBN deployment.   

Specifically, Corning will invest in additional local cable plant capacity and equipment to manufacture FlexNAP™ terminal distribution system with RPX™ ribbon cable for aerial installations and ALTOS® ribbon cable featuring the industry’s best performing enhanced low-loss ITU-T G.652.D compliant SMF-28e+® LL fiber for underground installations and to localise the manufacture of fibre distribution hubs. The FlexNAP system is a state-of-the-art fibre optic cabling system in which network access points are factory-terminated at customer-specified locations along the length of a fibre optic cable. Connectorised terminals and customer drops are then connected to these tap points in the field in a matter of seconds without any specialist skills or equipment. Additionally, in an effort to ensure readiness of supply, Corning will provide some preconnectorised outside plant hardware products from other global manufacturing facilities. 

For additional information on Corning Optical Communications products and services, contact a customer service representative in Australia at 1300 660 860 in Australia, or toll free in the United States at 1-800-743-2675, or visit the Web site at www.corning.com/opcomm.

 

About Corning Optical Communications Australia  

Corning Optical Communications Australia was established in 2000 with the Corning Optical Communications acquisition of MM Cables Communication Products and Siemens Communication Cables Pty Ltd but its roots can be traced back to 1948 when Austral Standard Cables was formed in Maidstone, Victoria. Currently, Corning’s manufacturing facility is located at 74-84 Main Road, Clayton in Melbourne, Victoria Australia 3168 from which it provides national coverage.

Within the Clayton facility, Corning manufactures a wide range of indoor and outdoor optical fibre cables for underground and aerial applications, MDF blocks, factory-assembled optical fibre terminals, and factory-assembled FlexNAP™ System distribution cables for FTTx deployments.

The Clayton facility is certified to Quality AS/NZS 9001:2008, Environment AS/NZS 14001:2004, Occupational Health & Safety AS/NZS 4801:2001 and the international quality standard ISO9001:2000.

Corning Optical Communications Australia is well established in the telecommunications industry and has supply experience with all the major telcos, power utilities and railways in Australia and New Zealand. To date, more than 30,000 homes throughout Australia have been passed with Corning’s optical fibre cable and hardware solutions.

   

About Corning Incorporated
Corning
Incorporated ( www.corning.com )  is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics.  Drawing on more than 150 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.