June 29, 2012
FibreCo Telecommunications Deploy Corning's Optical Fiber
By Rahul Arora
Corning (News - Alert) Incorporated, a supplier of optical fiber, recently announced that its optical fiber will be deployed in fiber optic network of FibreCo Telecommunications, a South African open-access network provider.
Corning offers a full line of single-mode and multimode fibers for all network applications. Corning’s optical fiber products are recognized for their excellence and innovation. Corning's SMF-28e+ optical fiber renders excellent single-mode fiber performance for metro and access networks. It is ITU-T G.652.D-compliant and fully backward compatible with legacy standard single-mode fibers. SMF-28e+ fiber is built on Corning's solid foundation of quality and proven performance.
“We are excited to utilize Corning optical fiber for our project,” said Arif Hussain, FibreCo CEO. “Many submarine optical cables now connect South Africa to the rest of the world and a significant increase in terrestrial fiber capacity supply is required. Our network will provide the necessary high-speed capacity in South Africa as well as the ability for our customers to easily upgrade their networks to higher data rates without the need to re-install fiber.”
Corning also offers LEAF optical fiber that is optimized for long-haul and metro networks. LEAF fiber is a technically advanced product that provides high capacity, broad system flexibility, and superior performance. Additionally, LEAF fiber is the industry leader in polarization mode dispersion (PMD) specifications and has the lowest attenuation of any NZ-DSF on the market today, enabling networks to evolve from the current 10G to the 40G and 100G systems of the future.
“Corning’s SMF-28e+ LL and LEAF optical fibers have the lowest attenuation, or signal loss, specification in the industry in their respective categories,” said Barry Linchuck, division vice president and director, Worldwide Marketing, Corning Optical Fiber (News - Alert). “By using these products, FibreCo will have the ability to upgrade to even higher data rates as their customers demand new services.”
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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