CORNING, NY â€“ Corning Incorporated, a manufacturer of optical fiber, cable, hardware and equipment for telecommunications networks, announced its latest single-mode optical fiber innovation, Corning SMF-28 Ultra fiber. This new single-mode optical fiber combines the benefits of industry-leading attenuation and improved macrobend performance in one fiber.
Designed for high performance across the range of long-haul, metro, access, and FTTH network applications, this new optical fiber is fully backward compatible with the installed base of legacy single-mode optical fibers.
â€œSMF-28 Ultra fiber changes the game when it comes to choosing the right single-mode fiber for your network. Previously, network operators had to choose whether to improve the attenuation or macrobend performance but now they can have both,â€ said Barry Linchuck, Corning Optical Fiber’s division vice president and director, worldwide marketing. â€œThis unique combination is made possible through revolutionary process innovations developed by Corning that deliver lower attenuation and improved macrobend performance with no design trade-offs.â€
The improved attenuation of SMF-28 Ultra fiber provides additional margin that can be used to extend spans, lengthen the distance between regenerators, increase the allowable number of cable-cuts, or allow for the broader use of pre-connectorized solutions.