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Corning Cable Systems to Provide Passive Optical Solutions for Astanatelecom FTTH Pilot
Thursday, March 03, 2011
BERLIN (Business Wire) -- Corning Cable Systems GmbH & Co KG, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE: GLW) Telecommunications segment, will supply its passive optical solutions to Astanatelecom for the historic initiative to bring fibre to the home (FTTH) to the residents of Astana, the capital and second largest city of Kazakhstan.
Astanatelecom plans to connect 1,000 single-family units in the growing city of Astana. Corning's flexible, interchangeable Evolant® Solutions for FTTx Networks help to make SFU deployments easier and faster with preterminated solutions, no-epoxy/no-polish connectors, and Corning's bend-insensitive ClearCurve® single-mode fibre.
“Corning has a long history of innovation, and we are proud to be part of this ground breaking project,” said Gilbert Chorosz, Corning Cable Systems senior vice president, carrier networks. “Our technology and design expertise help ensure the project will provide state-of-the-art broadband in a seamless, reliable and cost-efficient manner.”
“We're excited to have this opportunity to deploy Corning's top-quality fibre optic solutions for our new network,” said Abylai Seitzhanov, technical director of Astanatelecom. “This fibre optic network will virtually 'future-proof' these communities, enabling them to access state-of-the-art broadband services.”
Corning's Evolant Solutions for FTTx Networks enable customers to cost-effectively deploy fibre in the last mile. Through specialized portfolios of innovative products and services, Evolant Solutions encompass network planning, system design, and deployment support.
For additional information on Corning Cable Systems products and services, contact a customer service representative at +49 800 267-646-41, toll free in Europe, or visit the website at www.corning.com/cablesystems.
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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 fibre, 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.
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