Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) announced that its SMF-28 Ultra fiber recently received the “Overall SCTE 2015 Technological Innovation of the Year Award” at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ (SCTE) Summer Lecture event in Bicester, U.K.
“We are honored by SCTE’s recognition of Corning’s demonstrated leadership in optical fiber innovation and extremely pleased with the positive feedback from our customers. With millions of kilometers of SMF-28 Ultra fiber deployed in nearly every continent in the world, we are excited about the opportunities that it offers our customers,” commented Barry Linchuck, division vice president and director, worldwide marketing, for Corning Optical Fiber.
Billed as the first product in the market to combine the benefits of industry-leading attenuation and improved macrobend performance in one fiber, the Corning SMF-28 Ultra fiber also received SCTE's best technological innovation award in the category of “Best Broadband Network Transmission Solution.”
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“Network owners have a lot to consider when choosing the right fiber for access networks. Fortunately, technology advances have now removed the need to trade-off between desirable properties,” added Corning's Linchuck. “Corning’s revolutionary process innovations deliver lower attenuation and improved macrobend performance with no design compromise.”
Open to the entire broadband industry, SCTE says its awards for technological innovation in the broadband arena may be for a product, system or concept. The item nominated must have been introduced into the marketplace between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014. The best overall submission received the SCTE 2015 Technological Innovation of the Year Award. The awards were announced on July 8, 2015.
“This has been a fantastic year for our awards, with an impressive selection of entries showing the scope of innovation in the industry,” concluded Dr. Roger Blakeway, president of SCTE.