Corning teams with Nortel Networks

March 16, 2001
Mar. 16, 2001--Corning Incorporated and Nortel Networks announced it will collaborate to present a DWDM demonstration at the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC 2001) in Anaheim, California.

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) and Nortel Networks (NYSE:NT) announced it will collaborate to present a DWDM demonstration at the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC 2001) in Anaheim, California.

This is the first demonstration featuring Corning MetroCor fiber and the Nortel Networks OPTera Metro 5000 optical networking platform operating at 10 Gbps using EA-DFB lasers. The demonstration will showcase an uncompensated reach of 200 km of MetroCor fiber operating in the 1550 nm telecommunications window compared to 100 km with standard single-mode fiber.

The demonstration will be available to the public during exhibition hours in Corning's booth (#2638) March 19-21.

The combination of MetroCor fiber and the Nortel Networks OPTera Metro optical networking platform reinforces the capabilities of these two technologies. Without the use of electrical conversion to regenerate the signal or dispersion compensation to maintain signal integrity, the combined Corning and Nortel technologies reduce the need for node electronics. This reduction results in substantial savings to network providers that can in turn be passed on to end customers.

Corning MetroCor fiber offers metropolitan networks a cost-effective and less complex option to handling high-density data traffic by reducing or eliminating dispersion issues. Allowing for a seamless transition to higher data rate applications, MetroCor fiber is also compatible with currently deployed single-mode fibers. This product directly addresses the significant growth rate that metropolitan areas and private enterprise networks are currently facing.

About Nortel:

Nortel Networks is a global Internet and communications provider with capabilities spanning Optical Internet, Wireless Internet, Local Internet, eBusiness, and Personal Internet. For more information, visit www.nortelnetworks.com.

About Corning:

Established in 1851, Corning Incorporated manufactures optical fiber, cable and photonic products for the telecommunications industry; and high-performance displays and components for television and other communications-related industries. The company also uses advanced materials to manufacture products for scientific, semiconductor and environmental markets. For more information, visit www.corning.com.

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