CommScope, Corning make patent-licensing agreement for fiber-connectivity products

Oct. 28, 2020
New agreement covers fiber-optic technology for high-density data center and central office applications. The companies say the new collaboration “creates broader availability of innovative optical connectivity solutions."

On October 28, CommScope Technologies LLC (a subsidiary of CommScope Holding Company Inc.) and Corning Optical Communications LLC (a subsidiary of Corning Incorporated) entered into a technical collaboration that includes licenses to each company’s patent portfolios relating to high-density fiber connectivity solutions for data centers and central offices.

In a joint announcement of the agreement, the companies said their new collaboration “creates broader availability of innovative optical connectivity solutions designed to accommodate both density and accessibility for system operators worldwide … The global agreement will enable customers to build data centers faster to keep up with the explosion in data and evolving compute demand.”

“This technical collaboration recognizes the value of intellectual property covering innovative connectivity technology,” said Kevin Parker, senior vice president and general manager of Corning Optical Connectivity Solutions. “It also expands our commitment to the industry as our customers build advanced networks to stay ahead of the requirements for high-density applications.”

“CommScope is pleased to have reached an agreement on value-adding technology for what is expected to be a mutually beneficial collaboration with the Corning team on this important technology,” said Morgan Kurk, executive vice president and chief technology officer, CommScope. “We expect the drivers enabling the growth of this technology to continue into the future, as the demand for bandwidth, cloud computing, and the number of devices connected to the internet continue to experience high growth.”

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