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The region of the San Francisco Bay dubbed “Silicon Valley” is one of the most interconnected markets in the world, catering to the highest concentration of high-tech companies across the globe. The city was recently dubbed the No. 1 location for startups by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
And just who are these in demand startups? This year, LinkedIn’s top picks for the next billion-dollar startup, include big data, networking, and storage application providers like Dropbox, Pinterest, and Cloudera. Applications, whether they are virtualized cloud-based applications, messaging, live collaboration or basic web-based services, consume more and more bandwidth with the increase of application usage and complexity. The amount of available bandwidth and the reliance on the network and its service capabilities are relevant to the successful delivery of application services.
Now delivering wireless in more than 50 major sports venues
CORNING, N.Y., December 11, 2013 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced its distributed antenna systems (DAS) deliver always-on wireless coverage in more than 50 major sports venues and arenas across North America. Now, as many as 2.4 million spectators have access to super-fast voice, texting and data coverage – at the same time.
“Corning is committed to designing unique solutions that help carriers provide the best wireless experience to sports fans, athletes, and event staff,” said Mike O’Day, vice president, Optical Connectivity Solutions, Corning. “With our DAS, large venues can finally address issues with spotty coverage and dropped calls, giving fans the ability to instantly share their experiences with their friends and family.”
In the United States, the list of venues covered by Corning’s wireless technology includes 12 NFL football stadiums, seven Major League Baseball parks, and 14 college stadiums and arenas. There are an additional eight stadiums and arenas in Canada and Mexico, including one of the world’s largest bullrings, located in Mexico City.
Two recent high-profile wireless projects include Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind., (site of Super Bowl XLVI) and M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, (home of the Super Bowl XLVII champion Ravens). Lucas Oil Stadium was the fifth Super Bowl venue to be outfitted with a DAS provided by Corning, joining Reliant Park, Houston, Texas (site of Super Bowl XXXVIII); Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla., (site of Super Bowl XXXIX); and Ford Field, Detroit (site of Super Bowl XL).
Many outdoor venues also rely on Corning’s MobileAccessHX, a 2-watt amplifier. The high-powered remote optimizes the number of antennas required for distributing coverage, giving carriers the ability to enhance wireless service in cavernous spaces more economically.
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
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.
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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Beachgoers, hikers and fans of Bruce Springsteen have long known about the great benefits that New Jersey has to offer. But the Garden State is quickly making a new name for itself in several different markets, including Business Continuity and data center space.
Due to the region’s influx of inclement weather in recent years, Business Continuity is not an unfamiliar term on the East Coast; but the mass destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy has caused many businesses in the region to take the initiative to new heights. As interruptions become more prevalent, a growing number of business owners are realizing just how much they need solid Business Continuity plans as well as flexible, reliable Disaster and Workplace Recovery services.
New Jersey also currently hosts one of the most active colocation markets in the U.S. as companies flock to the region from all over to house their corporate data centers. Here is a look at some of the reasons why New Jersey is the new hotspot in the Northeast:
Location, Location, Location
New Jersey is a big state, so customers that leverage Workplace Recovery facilities or collocate in the central region are far enough away from the coast to be safe from major storms and floods. Additionally, New Jersey is only a short distance away from the major economic powerhouse of Manhattan where Wall Street, healthcare firms and corporate headquarters for many major enterprises are all located.
You Can’t Beat the Price
Right now there is a lot of competition in the area as more and more companies come to New Jersey. This means that competitive pricing is available for companies looking to collocate and/or seeking a safe alternative workplace in the event of a business interruption. It is possible to find amazing deals on data center and Work Area Recovery space that is hard to find in other areas of the country.
Companies seek nothing but the best equipment to handle their mission-critical information as well as house their displaced employees and business operations – and the facilities being constructed in Central New Jersey are as good as they get.
Lam Cloud, a leading New Jersey-based provider of Business Continuity, Workplace Recovery, Data Center and Network solutions, is offering it all under one roof. The company’s Technology Campus houses over 70,000 sq. ft. of SSAE 16 compliant, scalable data center space with capacity for 1,200 server cabinets. Lam Cloud provides both A and B power available at 120 or 208 volts, along with 5 MW of utility power complete with diesel and UPS backup capabilities.
Lam Cloud also offers ample resources to support your Business Continuity plan, including secure backup and archiving, server and desktop virtualization, carrier-neutral connectivity, and redundant power and fiber. Additionally, the company’s facility offers 4,000 work seats as well as conference rooms, executive suites, custom client solutions, VoIP services, and more to meet the needs of every employee.
For more information about Lam Cloud, its state-of-the art data center and its proven suite of Flexible Workplace Recovery Solutions™, visit www.lamcloud.com.
There is no disputing the fact that small cells, and their role in LTE deployment, are becoming a hot-button conversation-starter amongst technology juggernauts. That’s because the statistics speak to the importance of small cells in future, next-generation deployments. Just consider the following figures:
- 98 percent of mobile operators say small cells are essential to future strategy.
- The surge of smartphones will push small cell backhaul revenues past $500 million by 2017.
The fact is that wireless network traffic requirements are in a constant state of flux and network planners, carriers and product managers must constantly deal with the shifting dynamics. Many next-gen strategies include the incorporation of small cells, or low-powered nodes, used to complement mobile phone service from larger macrocell towers. Small cells can take on a variety of forms from femtocells, which are the size of a small book, to large equipment that can be used inside commercial offices.
As carriers continue to search for more spectrum and quicker ways to transmit data, many are casting their eyes toward LTE deployment, which refers to Long Term Evolution that increases the capacity and speed for carriers. The interest in LTE stems from operators’ desires to improve the quality of their offerings to subscribers—particularly in a world characterized by consumers who want anywhere, anytime connectivity and access—while still streamlining costs. Small cells offer a cost-effective solution to carriers looking to move to LTE, which is why over 50 percent of recently surveyed operators said they would like to deploy small cells in 2014. The technology offers operators a solution to macro-only deployments that does not break the wallet, as small cells are low-cost access points that are self-installed or easily installed by a single person.
One company making a huge splash in the small cells market is EdgeConneX, a provider of space, power and connectivity solutions that enable digital content to be delivered like never before. With EdgeConneX, data delivery is optimized by placing Edge Data Centers, Edge Small Cells and Edge Points of Presence (PoPs) at strategic locations—as close as possible to the end-user’s point of access.
For more information about EdgeConneX and its small cell offerings, visit http://www.edgeconnex.com/services/edge-wireless/.