Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) introduced 5G-ready terminals and connectors that are miniaturized to accommodate more fiber connections in smaller spaces.
Corning’s Evolv™ Hardened Connectivity Solutions with Pushlok™ Technology are designed to simplify fiber deployment for all types of communications networks. As connectivity requirements continue to grow – with video streaming, remote work, e-commerce and related applications – network operators must deploy more fiber in space-constrained environments. That need will accelerate with 5G deployments.
Corning says its Pushlok hardened connectors are half the size of existing offerings, connecting to terminals that are up to four times smaller. The smaller size allows operators to lower their costs, speed their deployments, and stay ahead of demands for high-speed connectivity, according to the manufacturer.
The terminals can be deployed in the ground, on a pole or facade, or on a strand. Pushlok Technology enables one-handed drop installation, with tactile and audible feedback. Corning estimates operators can save up to $500 per terminal location by shrinking handhole and pedestal size, reusing existing infrastructure, reducing pole-attachment fees and streamlining permitting.
“With the Evolv HC Solutions and Pushlok Technology, Corning is working with our customers to reduce barriers in deploying 5G-ready networks,” said Bob Whitman, vice president of market development, Carrier Networks, Corning Optical Communications. “More and more often, installers must deploy fiber in tight spaces not originally designed for today’s density of connections – and all types of network operators are looking to deploy more quickly and economically. That’s why they’ll find our miniaturized solutions so valuable, wherever they need to go.”
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