Corning unveils new fiber offering for telcos to build out 5G networks
Corning Incorporated Friday launched its new optical fiber offering the Corning SMF-28 Contour optical fiber, for telcos to build out 5G networks and address expanding number of connected devices as well as advances in cloud computing.
The product will permit seamless upgradation of optical infrastructures, enabling the cost-efficient deployment of networks as the new fiber offering provides 10 times the macrobend resilience of G.652.D fibers and seven times the macrobend resilience of G.657.A1 fibers, according to an official statement.
This will enable dense, high fiber-count cables needed to meet the demands of high-capacity networks, it said.
The SMF-28 Contour fiber is an ITU-T G.657.A2 fiber. It will minimize corrective splice-loss work which will translate into 50% faster installation, the statement added, underlining the new fiber provides both G.657.A2 bend protection and 9.2-micron mode field diameter in the same product.
The SMF-28 Contour fiber seeks to enable a larger FTTH subscribers base and greater revenue potential by virtue of its low attenuation which delivers 10% longer reach in all networks and up to 20% wider access-network coverage, while the bend loss protection enables up to twice the network reach in new long-wavelength fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) systems, as per the statement.
The SMF-28 Contour fiber is available in a standard 242-micron configuration and a smaller 190-micron configuration.
“Operators today are looking to deploy future-ready networks as efficiently as possible, often in densely cabled environments, and we’ve designed this new product to answer those needs. Fifty years after Corning scientists invented the first low-loss optical fiber, we’re proud to help drive a new era of industry growth and network transformation,” said Bernhard Deutsch, vice president, and general manager, Corning Optical Fiber and Cable.