Tata, Videsh Pick Corning Fiber

Corning optical fiber selected for Tata Teleservices' and Videsh Sanchar Nigam's nationwide long-distance network build

February 26, 2003

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CORNING, N.Y. -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW - News), a world-leading supplier of optical fiber, today announced that Tata Teleservices Limited (TTL), a leading telecommunications carrier in India, and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL), India's largest international telephony service provider, will jointly deploy Corning optical fiber along a major portion of their high-speed national, long-distance network. The fiber optic cable will contain up to 20,000 kilometers of Corning's LEAF® fiber and 100,000 kilometers of Corning SMF-28® fiber. "Corning is pleased to be providing the optical fiber that will be an integral part of this major investment in India," said Rustom Desai, South Asia telecom business manager, Corning Incorporated. "This deployment of Corning optical fiber further reinforces our position as a leading provider of cutting-edge fiber technology in the region." "TTL and VSNL's investment in this nationwide, long-distance network will enhance the position of both companies in national and international fixed line telephony, WLL mobile telephony, and broadband data services," said Ajay Madan, chief technology officer for TTL. "Selecting Corning as our technology partner was an important step and will help us to ensure that our network is built to be efficient today, and at the same time, ready for the demands of the future." Corning Inc.Tata Teleservices Ltd. Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

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