Corning has been selected as the optical cable supplier for the Miami-to-Atlanta segment of Allied Fiber’s network-neutral system build. The 754-mile route is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.
Because legacy backhaul network infrastructures can no longer support the exponential growth in the industry, the network-neutral system will provide an abundant supply of next-generation fiber available for lease. The end users for these physical-layer services include submarine cable systems, large wireline and wireless carriers and network operators, private enterprises, cooperatives, cable television companies and data-center operators.
Corning will supply its 528-fiber SST-UltraRibbon cable that contains SMF-28e+ and LEAF optical fibers. The optical fiber is optimized for long-haul and metro networks and provides high capacity, broad system flexibility and proven performance.
“Allied Fiber worked closely with Corning to develop a custom-designed 528-fiber ribbon cable optimized for the unique network design we are deploying throughout the United States,” said Jason Cohen, president and chief operating officer, Allied Fiber. “Corning’s telecommunications solutions have been requested by many of our customers and are capable of supporting the newest generation of high-performance opto-electronics equipment.”
Planned future phases of the Allied Fiber network will encircle the United States, with more than 11,500 route miles.