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Corning Announces High-Fiber-Count Rapid Installation Ribbon Cable

RocketRibbon(TM) extreme-density cable allows easier and faster fiber identification and routing

CORNING, N.Y., MARCH 9, 2018 - Corning Incorporated (GLW) today announced its latest optical fiber cable innovation - RocketRibbon(TM) extreme-density cable. RocketRibbon is a next-generation ribbon cable, which enables up to 30 percent faster installation than other high density ribbon cables designed for data center and carrier environments.

By leveraging Corning`s optical fiber cable design innovations, RocketRibbon cable allows operators to quickly install more capacity in the same duct space to accommodate increased bandwidth demand.

RocketRibbon cables deliver up to 3,456 fibers in the same diameter as existing central and stranded tube cables. In addition to the improved fiber density, a unique ribbon design makes the fibers within RocketRibbon cable easy to manage, identify, and trace - all of which significantly improve install times and lower ongoing maintenance costs.

RocketRibbon cables use a proprietary manufacturing process to create as many as 12 individually protected sub-units, each with 288 closely packed fibers. An extruded color-coded jacket protects and identifies each bundle and allows for direct and easy routing to splice trays, without the need for additional materials, ribboning processes, or furcation kits. RocketRibbon cables leverage next-generation cable production technology, while maintaining the benefits of a backward-compatible and proven industry-standard ribbon design.

"Corning`s industry leadership and unique co-innovation approach mean our customers come to us to help solve their most important problems. RocketRibbon extreme-density cable demonstrates how we work hand-in-hand with our customers, listening to their challenges. In this case, we developed an entirely new system of ribbon protection and sub-units that provide our customers with easier, faster cable access for ribbon identification and splicing," said Bernhard Deutsch, division vice president and general manager, Corning Optical Fiber and Cable. "RocketRibbon extreme-density cable is another example of how Corning is investing in innovations that help our customers reduce total cost of ownership by increasing deployment speeds and improving network performance."
Corning will highlight RocketRibbon extreme-density cable and other fiber, cable, and hardware innovations at the 2018 Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC), March 13-15 in San Diego, California.
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Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on current expectations and assumptions about Corning`s financial results and business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: the effect of global political, economic and business conditions; conditions in the financial and credit markets; currency fluctuations; tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition; reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product commercialization; pricing fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or restructuring costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns; adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors are detailed in Corning`s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.

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About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world`s leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people`s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.


Corning`s capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning`s markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning`s industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.

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