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stavvmc
stavvmc
12/4/2012 | 10:38:17 PM
re: Corning Closing on SBC Fiber Deal
because they couldn't match Corning on price? Now that is damning evidence!
PhotonGolf
PhotonGolf
12/4/2012 | 10:38:16 PM
re: Corning Closing on SBC Fiber Deal

The losers always say they lost on price. It's what the customers tell them rather than the hard-to-swallow truth.

I agree that this is a negative indicator.
phart
phart
12/4/2012 | 10:38:15 PM
re: Corning Closing on SBC Fiber Deal
SBC is finally getting wise to the old mother - bell.

For more than a decade pacbell brought mostly Corning Glass via Pirelli & Siecor (sic) because of cost & quality (remember depressed Clad?). Now it seems that SBC which has mostly brought whatever att/lucent/ofs told them was best is finally showing some independent thinking and price analysis - good for them!!
Fiber Guy
phart
phart
12/4/2012 | 10:38:14 PM
re: Corning Closing on SBC Fiber Deal
I think in this case, based upon much experience price probably is the main problem; though perhaps not the only problem. Furakawa doesn't have the boardroom leverage that att/lucent/ofs use to excercise to get around their frequent 4th quartile pricing.

Fiber Guy
chromatic aberration
chromatic aberration
12/4/2012 | 10:38:07 PM
re: Corning Closing on SBC Fiber Deal
Is it $20 /km for a pair (i.e. receive+transmit) or a single fiber ?

Seems dirt cheap either ways ...
charliwg
charliwg
12/4/2012 | 10:37:29 PM
re: Corning Closing on SBC Fiber Deal
Simax seems to have a very new technology to produce preform. Anyone has idea about this new stuff? Is it practical?
phart
phart
12/4/2012 | 10:35:36 PM
re: Corning Closing on SBC Fiber Deal
That's per fiber kilometer, not a pair. A basic measure of fiber is fiberKm - one fiber for a km or fkm.
hemmingway1
hemmingway1
12/4/2012 | 10:35:35 PM
re: Corning Closing on SBC Fiber Deal
Can anyone address what sort of huge volume and high-strand-count cable would be needed to get such low prices?

For example, from mid-last-year, 36 strand or less cable was more than 7x that number according to Canarie:
http://www.canet3.net/library/...


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