The core of every network is central office or headend (CO/HE). It’s the foundation needed to support the demand for new connectivity, capacity, and speed. Faced with the significant challenges of meeting increased bandwidth demands and providing enhanced services, network operators are re-evaluating their inside plant strategy and realizing new business opportunities. Our hardware solutions simplify the design and deployment of your central office or headend, with versatile product families that offer industry-leading density and flexibility and provide the lowest total cost of ownership.
With the continued expansion and growth in the data center, a well-planned cabling infrastructure is critical for both present and future success. The fundamental concerns that a cabling infrastructure must address are reliability, manageability, scalability and flexibility. A structured cabling system provides a flexible cabling plan to address the commonly performed tasks of moving, adding, or changing the infrastructure as the network grows. A well-planned optical cable infrastructure will typically be utilized for more than 20 years and will have to be operational through several iterations of system equipment solutions and multiple generations of protocol data-rate increases.
To transfer data and voice quickly and securely between the subscribers in communications and data networks, passive optical and copper network elements are just as important as the active distribution and switching systems themselves.
Fiber to the curb (FTTC) is an advanced hybrid fiber/copper network architecture that delivers increased broadband bandwidth capabilities beyond what traditional legacy copper networks offer. The hybrid fiber/copper architecture uses optical fiber infrastructure deployed from the central switching center to the curb, then leverages the use of existing legacy copper infrastructure to the end subscriber.
Fiber to the home (FTTH) is the installation and use of optical fiber all the way to individual buildings such as single family units (SFUs), multi-dwelling units (MDUs), and businesses to provide high-speed broadband access. FTTH dramatically increases connection speeds and reliability for broadband networks compared to existing copper infrastructures.
Corning Optical Communications is an industry-leading supplier of FTTH product solutions, with more than 10 years and more than 45 million homes passed (HP) and counting. Our extensive portfolio of FTTH products and network expertise ensure our ability to provide solutions that address major challenges such as speed of deployment, labor costs, performance and quality, cost deferment, and network future readiness.
Your local area network (LAN) is the heart of your organization – connecting all the devices needed to run your business. Whether using Ethernet or Wi-Fi, you need a foundation to support your needs today and allow your network to grow into the future. Creating the fiber backbone of your company is what we do. Corning offers a complete line of solutions from cables to connectors to hardware, accessories and more – we have you covered.