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DAS Provides Fast, Reliable Wireless Service Across 7 Million Square Feet of Marketplace
CORNING, NY–(Marketwired – Nov 19, 2013) - Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced that its distributed antenna system (DAS) has been installed at AmericasMart®Atlanta to help deliver improved wireless coverage, capacity and data speeds for exhibitors and guests.
“Our investment in innovative technology solutions like the Corning DAS speaks to our commitment to doing whatever is necessary to ensure our merchants’ success,” said Jeff Portman, president and chief operating officer, AmericasMart Atlanta. “The DAS allows us to provide AmericasMart attendees the ability to do business without having to worry about slow data speeds or spotty voice coverage.”
Comprised of nearly 1,300 antennas and more than 250 fiber-fed remotes, the DAS enhances cellular coverage during high-traffic events when thousands of people might be trying to access the network simultaneously.
“Corning is excited to provide the DAS to AmericasMart Atlanta, the nation’s premier wholesale trade center,” said Mike O’Day, vice president, Optical Connectivity Solutions, Corning. “We’re continuing to see a growing demand for indoor cellular systems not only from wireless operators, but also from organizations like AmericasMart, who want to ensure their customers receive the best service possible. Our DAS addresses the needs of each of these groups.”
AmericasMart Atlanta is the world’s only global wholesale marketplace, containing 7 million square feet of space across three buildings and 15 floors, including showrooms and exhibit halls. The DAS was installed by H&M NetWorks, one of the leading national network design and integration providers, in just 12 weeks while the AmericasMart remained open for business
The solution provides visitors to AmericasMart Atlanta’s largest events with the ability to make calls and seamlessly use their smartphones, tablets and devices to access the Web, send texts, upload photos and videos — all while staying connected at significantly increased speeds. Those events include AmericasMart Atlanta’s January markets and the March Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings & Holiday Market®.
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This press release contains “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995), which are based on current expectations and assumptions about Corning’s financial results and business operations, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: the effect of global political, economic and business conditions; conditions in the financial and credit markets; currency fluctuations; tax rates; product demand and industry capacity; competition; reliance on a concentrated customer base; manufacturing efficiencies; cost reductions; availability of critical components and materials; new product commercialization; pricing fluctuations and changes in the mix of sales between premium and non-premium products; new plant start-up or restructuring costs; possible disruption in commercial activities due to terrorist activity, armed conflict, political or financial instability, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, or major health concerns; adequacy of insurance; equity company activities; acquisition and divestiture activities; the level of excess or obsolete inventory; the rate of technology change; the ability to enforce patents; product and components performance issues; retention of key personnel; stock price fluctuations; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors are detailed in Corning’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, and Corning undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events.
AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace, housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. The largest of AmericasMart’s 14 annual Markets and shows, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January and July are the ignition switch for global retailing with buyers from every U.S. state and more than 90 countries discovering product in more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 2,500 exhibiting companies. Located in downtown Atlanta, the AmericasMart complex contains more than seven million square feet of space. It’s a huge global stage on which manufacturers, designers and sales representatives unveil new lines, launch new designs and introduce new categories — all for the benefit of buyers seeking all that is fresh and first in the home, rug, gift and apparel areas. For more information, please visit www.AmericasMart.com. Follow us at #americasmartatl or #atlapparel.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.
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TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) recently announced the completion of its major network expansion in North America to deliver greater reach, more diversity and higher performance to its customers. The announcement was made at the TSIC press conference during Dreamforce ’13 in San Francisco, CA. Media and analysts converged in the Hampton Room of the Westin St. Francis, joining TSIC President Erik Hallberg; Ivo Pascucci, Regional Director, Americas; and Rickard Bäcklin, Marketing Director, as well as virtual attendees who participated via Webex.
Mr. Hallberg also participated on a panel at the Dreamforce event on Tuesday, November 19th. The session, entitled ‘Communications Industry Kickoff: The New Communications Customer’, explored the current state of the industry as well as the evolving roles of operators as they adapt to meet the ever-changing needs and expectations of today’s customers.
The project is the company’s largest network build-out in the Americas since its original U.S. fiber investment in 2000. Building on its success of landing 50 new, large-scale customers in 2013 alone, TSIC added 11,500 miles of fiber (18,400 km) to its already expansive global backbone, further strengthening its commitment and ability to provide customers with high performance and business critical connectivity. In addition to TSIC’s increased reach in the U.S., the build-out also provides customers with a diverse connection into the rapidly growing region of South America with Points of Presence (PoPs) in Boca Raton, Jacksonville and Miami. The completion of this network expansion will extend TSIC’s reach to 32 American cities and 44 Points of Presence (PoPs) by December 31, 2014.
As a ‘top five’ carrier in the Americas, TSIC focuses extensive resources to support the performance needs of its American clients. Internet intelligence authority Renesys ranks TSIC as one of the top two global IP backbone providers. The company owns and operates its own network across Europe, North America and Asia. TSIC leverages its vast global fiber backbone with over 200 PoPs worldwide to provide its customers with a scalable and secure network, enhanced quality of service and access to anything, anywhere.
For more information about TSIC and its American expansion, visit www.teliasoneraic.com.
Pacnet has announced the appointment of Keith Russell Shaw, a telecommunications and engineering veteran with over 30 years of experience, as its new Director of Data Center Sales for the Carrier Market. Shaw, headquartered in Hong Kong, is responsible for overseeing all data center requirements for Pacnet’s global carrier customers, leveraging the company’s unparalleled infrastructure backbone in the Asia-Pacific region. This appointment serves as a strategic step towards furthering Pacnet’s goal of expanding its data center footprint throughout APAC in order to meet the increasing compute, storage and power demands of its global carrier customers.
The integrated network and technology solutions firm currently operates data centers in 14 major markets including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan, most recently launching its brand new facility in Chongqing and completing a data center expansion project in Sydney. Pacnet also recently announced new plans to build an advanced data center facility in Singapore.
According to John Garrett, President of Carrier Services for Pacnet, Shaw will prove instrumental to Pacnet as the organization enters its next phase of strategic investment in data center services targeted at the carrier market. Shaw has a proven track record within the industry, holding senior-level positions at a variety of telco companies. Prior to working at Pacnet, Shaw served as Head of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Asia at SEACOM and Director of Sales, Asia-Pacific & Africa Regions at Interoute. He has also worked as Sales Director, Europe, at CNT, an IBM affiliate, and Dynegy. Shaw began his career as an apprentice at BT Global Services, progressing to a Data Sales Specialist by the end of his tenure in 2000 when he then went on to serve as European Sales Director at Pangea Networks, Ltd. for two years.
For more information about Pacnet, visit www.pacnet.com.
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Doug Wiest, Executive Vice President of Wireless Services at EdgeConneX, is set to speak at the Small Cells Americas conference taking place December 3-4 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX. Small Cells Americas is the meeting place for the small cells industry in the United States. Mr. Wiest is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in telecom, wireless networks and tower companies. At EdgeConneX, he is tasked with overseeing the development of the company’s extensive wireless portfolio of intelligent space, power and connectivity solutions.
Mr. Wiest will be speaking alongside Hugo Lombardo, CTO, Telecom Personal; Raj Singh, General Manager, Wireless Broadband Group – Cavium; and Sameer Wasson, General Manager, Communications Infrastructure, Texas Instruments, on the panel ‘LTE Roll-Out and Looking Ahead to the Role of Small Cells’, taking place at 9:55 AM on Wednesday, December 4th. This panel will be moderated by Joe Madden, Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts.
As the market migrates from 3G to LTE networks to accommodate the expectations of the modern-day mobile consumer operators become increasingly reliant on small cells to provide more bandwidth, expanded network coverage and capacity, as well as better quality of service for their customers. The panel aims to provide attendees with a better understanding of small cells and their role in LTE adoption. It will also address the common challenges faced by operators during LTE and small cell roll-out, including gaining sufficient small cell backhaul capacity for LTE and seamlessly integrating the new technology with existing systems and applications. The panel will further explore available interference migration solutions as well as the importance of macro parity in LTE small cell roll-outs.
For more information about EdgeConneX and its leading infrastructure solutions for expanding and improving access to mobile and data communications, visit www.edgeconnex.com or email email@example.com.
For more information about Small Cells Americas, visit www.smallcellsamericas.com.