Corning is Allied Fiber's fiber-optic cabling supplier for new route

May 9, 2013
Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) reveals that it will supply the fiber-optic cable for Allied Fiber’s recently announced Miami-to-Atlanta route (see “Allied Fiber begins installation of Miami-to-Atlanta fiber-optic network route”).The 754-mile fiber cable run is the second major segment of Allied Fiber’s planned nationwide ring of carrier-neutral infrastructure.

Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) reveals that it will supply the fiber-optic cable for Allied Fiber’s recently announced Miami-to-Atlanta route (see “Allied Fiber begins installation of Miami-to-Atlanta fiber-optic network route”).The 754-mile fiber cable run is the second major segment of Allied Fiber’s planned nationwide ring of carrier-neutral infrastructure.

The fiber and cable company will deliver its 528-fiber SST-UltraRibbon Cable, which contains Corning’s SMF-28e+ and Corning® LEAF fibers. SMF-28e+ is a singlemode fiber for metro and access networks, while LEAF is optimized for long-haul and metro networks. Corning asserts that, in addition to the features of the two fiber types, Allied Fiber chose the company for such additional benefits as design support, deployment expertise, outside plant cost-modeling tools, and formalized training classes.

“Allied Fiber worked closely with Corning to develop a custom-designed 528-fiber ribbon cable optimized for the unique network design we are deploying throughout the United States,” said Jason Cohen, president and chief operating officer at Allied Fiber. “Corning’s telecommunications solutions have been requested by many of our customers and are capable of supporting the newest generation of high-performance opto-electronics equipment.”

Allied Fiber expects to complete the Miami-to-Atlanta route by the end of 2013. As with the first segment, the fiber-optic network infrastructure and colocation provider will target submarine cable systems, large wireline and wireless carriers and network operators, private enterprises, cooperatives, cable television companies, and data center operators.

“We congratulate Allied Fiber on the launch of their unique nationwide network, which is expected to drive economic growth for the communities impacted,” said Kim Hartwell, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for Corning Cable Systems. “Corning plans to deliver high-quality product solutions and service in order to further the success of this endeavor.”

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