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Corning and Nortel partner in long-haul network initiative

Corning Inc. and Nortel Networks Corp. say they have developed technologies that improve performance and lower inst...


March 23, 2007  


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Corning Inc. and Nortel Networks Corp. say they have developed technologies that improve performance and lower installation and maintenance costs for regional and long-haul networks.

By integrating Cornings new ultra-low-loss optical fiber technology with Nortels optical networking equipment, the companies say they are making it possible for service providers to transmit information over longer distances with less equipment.

The companies will demonstrate the long-haul and regional network application products at OFC/NFOEC next week in Anaheim, Calif.

“Working with Corning has yielded (an initiative) aimed at simplifying the deployment and operation of optical networks for customers while providing the foundation for new network services,” said Philippe Morin, president, Metro Ethernet Networks, at Nortel.

“The ability to transfer information across greater distances with less equipment drives greater simplicity and reliability for operators.”