Du Digs Corning

Corning's ultra-low-loss optical fiber chosen for du's high-capacity, pan-Emirates network

October 22, 2008

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CORNING, N.Y. -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced today that du, the United Arab Emirates's (UAE) new integrated telecommunications service provider, will deploy Corning® SMF-28® ULL optical fiber as the foundation of its Pan-Emirates, high-capacity network. du is the first telecom operator in the Middle East to deploy this sophisticated fiber. This new network will support du's fast growing business, 3G cellular and fiber-to-the-home customers, with seamless, high-speed connectivity. It will span the seven Emirates and link du's network with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

SMF-28 ULL fiber can deliver the bandwidth required today and also offer the ability to upgrade to even higher data rates, such as 100 gigabits per second (Gb/s) per channel and more, as customers demand new services. The construction of the network began in August and is expected to be completed by 2010. The cable will be provided by Corning Cable Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Corning Incorporated.

Highlighting the benefits of choosing Corning, Osman Sultan, chief executive officer, du, said, "Innovation is at the heart of what we do and our mission is to build a high-capacity fiber cable that can generate terabits of traffic for du customers, and this will be state of the art for long-haul network applications. Using Corning's SMF-28 ULL fiber as the foundation of our network, we will be able to deliver seamless, high-data capacity over longer distances for customers with a superior level of security, reliability and upgradeability that sets a new standard for the region."

Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW)

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