Corning Highlights Innovations for Network Migration at Cable-Tec Expo 2018

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Corning Highlights Innovations for Network Migration at Cable-Tec Expo 2018
Corning Highlights Innovations for Network Migration at Cable-Tec Expo 2018
Corning, NY | Corning Incorporated | October 19, 2018

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) will demonstrate how its strategic innovations, investments, and collaborations in optical communications help cable operators stay ahead of residential and business demand at the Cable-Tec Expo® 2018, Oct. 22-25 in Atlanta, Georgia.

With a focus on the business models and architecture selections of individual operators, Corning’s experts will highlight offerings across the company’s headend-through-subscriber portfolio. In booth 1641, Corning will feature selected products that support cable operators’ upgrade path including fiber deep, remote PHY, fiber to the home, and commercial business services.

“We work hand in hand with cable operators to reliably deliver today’s connected experiences, while also strategically preparing their infrastructure to offer next-gen services and applications,” said Bob Whitman, vice president, global market development, Corning Optical Communications. “At Cable-Tec Expo, we will show how Corning’s deep experience and investments in product and technology innovations lend significant value to multiple system operators.”

Featured products will include:

  • New field-installable hardened connector kits, leveraging technology that has already expanded broadband access to more than 45 million homes globally, enable rapid restoration and repair to preconnectorized drop cables without a power or heat source in just under seven minutes per connector.
  • Preconnectorized node assemblies, which enable operators to quickly deploy nodes deeper in their networks to achieve the necessary bandwidth gains for emerging services. Providing reliable connectivity between nodes and fiber cable trunks in amplified and non-amplified networks, the CATV node assembly streamlines fiber- deep installations.
  • Broadband trunk, distribution, and drop connectors, which offer the ease of use and reliability required in hybrid fiber-coaxial networks. Corning’s full connectivity line serves nodes, taps, and coaxial customer drops with high-performance specifications.

In the Innovation Theater, Cate McNaught, market development manager, Corning Optical Communications, will participate in the question-and-answer session “Next-Gen, Right Now: Network Transformation Strategies in the Gigabit Era” from 2:45–3:15 p.m. Oct. 24.

Kevin Bourg, director, optical network architecture, Corning Optical Communications, will speak in the session “Seeing the Light: Is Your Fiber Ready for PON?” from noon–1 p.m. Oct. 25 as part of the “Evolution of Access Networks: Deployment Strategies and Use Cases” program in room B407 from noon–4 p.m.

For more information, visit booth 1641, or go to:

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