Corning, CommScope announce data center, central office collaboration

Nov. 3, 2020
The companies have granted each other licenses to their respective patent portfolios relating to high-density fiber connectivity for data centers and central offices.

Corning Optical Communications LLC, the fiber cabling and related technology subsidiary of Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW), and CommScope Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM), say they have agreed to collaborate on the provision of fiber-optic connectivity products for high-density data centers and central offices. The two companies say their partnership will improve the availability of such offerings worldwide.

The companies have granted each other licenses to their respective patent portfolios relating to high-density fiber connectivity for data centers and central offices. “This technical collaboration recognizes the value of intellectual property covering innovative connectivity technology,” said Kevin Parker, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Optical Connectivity Solutions. “It also expands our commitment to the industry as our customers build advanced networks to stay ahead of the requirements for high-density applications.”

“CommScope is pleased to have reached an agreement on value-adding technology for what is expected to be a mutually beneficial collaboration with the Corning team on this important technology,” said Morgan Kurk, executive vice president and chief technology officer, CommScope. “We expect the drivers enabling the growth of this technology to continue into the future, as the demand for bandwidth, cloud computing, and the number of devices connected to the internet continue to experience high growth.”

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