PGN deploys Corning Vascade L1000 optical fiber in undersea Indonesian network

February 5, 2003--Optical fiber supplier Corning Inc. announced today that PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN), a state-owned Indonesian gas company, has selected Corning Vascade L1000 optical fiber for its undersea Indonesian network. This is the first installation of Vascade L1000 fiber in Southeast Asia.

Optical fiber supplier Corning Inc. announced today that PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN), a state-owned Indonesian gas company, has selected Corning Vascade L1000 optical fiber for its undersea Indonesian network. This is the first installation of Vascade L1000 fiber in Southeast Asia.

The 292-cabled-km network, which will connect Sumatra to Singapore via the Indonesian island of Batam, will contain approximately 9,400 km of Vascade L1000 fiber. This advanced undersea singlemode fiber is designed for short-haul submarine networks operating at higher data rates, including 10 Gbits/sec, explain Corning representatives.

PGN is a state-owned gas transmission and distribution company in Indonesia, which in addition to managing existing gas pipeline networks, is developing the Indonesia Gas Transmission Network, including a real-time gas distribution management system requiring sophisticated on-line communications. PGN selected Vascade L1000 optical fiber as the backbone of this system.

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