Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Verizon Chooses Corning ClearCurve Fiber for FiOS MDUs

Verizon Communications has purchased Corning's ClearCurve rugged drop cable solution for the roll out its FiOS services in multiple-dwelling units (MDUs). Verizon qualified the ClearCurve technology as an optimal solution for MDU applications following a successful series of field trials. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Corning's ClearCurve product helps overcome the installation challenges by providing a bend-resistant fiber optimized for the strenuous deployment conditions in apartment buildings and condominium complexes.

Corning said ClearCurve fiber is hundreds of times more bendable than standard single-mode fiber. The fiber uses Corning's "nanoStructures" technology, enabling the fiber to be bent around very tight corners with virtually no signal loss while maintaining backward compatibility. This enables the fiber to be handled in any way that copper communication cables are handled, such as pulling through wall studs and stapling to wood.