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Press Release -- March 5th, 2012
Source: Adva Optical Networking, Corning

ADVA Optical Networking and Corning Incorporated to Showcase Increased 100G Efficiency for the Metro

ADVA FSP 3000 and Corning® LEAF® Fiber to Drive New Efficiencies

March 05, 2012

ADVA Optical Networking and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW, news, filings) will demonstrate this week a 100G solution for the metro environment. The joint demonstration to be showcased at this year’s OFC/NFOEC in Los Angeles, profiles the lowest cost-per-bit 100G transmission available today over a distance of 125km without inline amplification or passive dispersion compensation. This represents an increase in reach of about 85km operating with standard single-mode fiber. Built on the ADVA FSP 3000 and Corning® LEAF® fiber, the demonstration will highlight how service providers and enterprises can cost-effectively deploy 100G technology while at the same time reduce capital expenses and simplify the development of high-data-rate networks.

“Today’s metro environment is one of the most demanding in the entire network,” said Stephan Rettenberger, vice president of Marketing for ADVA Optical Networking. “Service providers and enterprises are continually being challenged to transport more data while at the same time reduce costs. This demonstration is designed with the sole aim of underlining how this can be done. How you can use direct-detection 100G and non-zero dispersion shifted fiber to effectively transport more data at the lowest cost per bit. Working with Corning, we will be able to showcase something that can have a huge impact on the metro.”

ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Metro solution is built on non-coherent, direct-detection technology and provides a compact, energy-efficient solution for metro networks up to 500km. Operation over Corning® LEAF® optical fiber, the world’s most widely deployed non-zero dispersion shifted fiber, extends the uncompensated reach from around 40km for standard single-mode fiber to up to 125km. This reach is sufficient to meet the requirements for many metro networks.

“Corning is delighted to collaborate with ADVA Optical Networking to demonstrate this highly complementary combination of transmission equipment and fiber for the metro and regional application space,” said Barry Linchuck, division vice president and director, Worldwide Marketing, Optical Fiber, Corning Incorporated. “For more than a decade, LEAF® optical fiber has provided compelling value, particularly in long-haul applications, as demonstrated by installation of more than 30 million kilometers. As demand for high-speed broadband drives networks to higher capacity, it is exciting to be able to demonstrate the continuing contribution that LEAF® optical fiber can make to efficient network operations.”

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