Corning Launches ONE(TM) Wireless Platform, Unifies Wi-Fi and Cellular Connectivity

Mon May 20, 2013 8:31am EDT

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Corning's new innovative platform is set to deliver the Optical Network Evolution (ONE(TM)) that will address the next wave of wireless demand

CORNING, N.Y., May 20, 2013 - Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today unveiled the first all-optical, converged in-building wireless solution to satisfy the increasing demand from enterprises, hotels, convention centers, and arenas for high-speed, high-capacity wireless hubs with virtually unlimited bandwidth.
   
Built on a high-performance optical backbone, the Corning ONE(TM) Wireless Platform is designed to handle core cellular technologies and enable multiple applications, including wireless LAN, public safety and location-based services. In addition, Corning ONE Wireless Platform offers Wi-Fi support through its built-in Gigabit Ethernet and Power over Ethernet capability.  

Corning ONE Wireless Platform leverages fiber-to-the-edge technology to deliver more bandwidth, more operators, more services, and more applications via fiber links to an integrated, modular single-input, single-output/multiple-input, multiple-output (SISO/MIMO) antenna. The platform's remote antenna units offer upgradable expansion modules for MIMO in a single antenna, allowing for future additions of active spectrum.

With the proliferation of smartphones and other devices, current networks cannot keep pace with the demand. The need exists for a new generation of easily installed, reliable and environmentally sensitive fiber optic networking technology that can meet the demands of today's users and anticipate those of the evolving mobile era.

"The wireless needs of the modern organization - be they a large enterprise, an educational institution, or a hotel and convention center - are changing faster than traditional technology approaches can manage," said Mike O'Day, vice president, Wireless Networks with Corning. "The ONE Wireless Platform combines all of these distinct connectivity needs into a single, unified infrastructure. The platform not only meets the demands of today, but also includes a modular design that provides the scalability required to support future services and applications."

Station Casinos, a premier gaming, hotel, and entertainment company operating in and around the Las Vegas area, turned to Corning and its new ONE Wireless Platform to provide the best possible wireless service to staff and guests.

As the owner and operator of nine major hotel/casinos, including premier venues like Red Rock Resort and Green Valley Ranch Resort, Stations' technicians understand the challenge of providing mass-demand cellular and Wi-Fi coverage. But they needed more. CIO Abe Hong called on Corning and the distribution channel, Anixter, for a leg up in the hyper-competitive gaming and hospitality market.

"The Corning ONE(TM) Wireless Platform offers virtually unlimited bandwidth on which to deliver cellular and Wi-Fi right to the access point." Hong said. "The converged, modular, and all-optical infrastructure will give us the capabilities we need today with the flexibility to expand in the future. Moreover, my team saw significant savings on equipment, space, and cabling when we extended our Wi-Fi upgrade over the platform. We are excited to be rolling out this new platform to Red Rock and other properties to provide our guests and staff unparalleled wireless services."  

With the launch of the Corning ONE Wireless Platform, Corning's distributed antenna system portfolio expands beyond traditional DAS, supporting nearly every connectivity need from lower power, cost-effective deployments inherent in small office buildings to the massive bandwidth and coverage needs of public venues such as convention centers and stadiums.  The Corning ONE Wireless Platform meets the demands of today and the future by providing optical bandwidth to the edge of the network.  

Visit Corning's exhibit (booth #2455) at CTIA 2013(TM) to learn more about the Corning ONE Wireless Platform and the complete portfolio of flexible wireless solutions designed to address the ever-growing demand for wireless coverage and capacity.

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.

About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.

Corning Cable Systems Contact:                       
Stephanie Hicks                                                                                
(828) 291-6016                                                                                         
stephanie.hicks@corning.com
                                       
Corning Communications Contact:
Joe Dunning
(607) 974-5006
dunningjm@corning.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Ann H.S. Nicholson
(607) 974-6716
nicholsoas@corning.com

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