Corning adds innovations in Evolv network solutions

Corning has added innovations in its Evolv network connectivity solutions targeting network operators for ensuring flexibility at every stage of fiber deployment, compared to traditional cable deployment methods.
Corning fiberCorning said its Evolv connectivity solutions will help operators streamline permitting, accelerate field installation, and optimize network testing. The latest solutions from Corning give operators an expanded toolkit to deploy fiber networks efficiently.

Corning’s new augmented-reality app, Evolv AR Visualizer, allows operators to show how terminals will be placed prior to a deployment. This capability can help facilitate more efficient permit approvals – particularly in façade environments such as historic districts, where building-owner approval is required.

New Evolv terminal options offer additional deployment flexibility. Paintable covers allow operators to install terminals on facades with minimal aesthetic impact. The Evolv One-Fiber Pushlok Connection Kit lets operators easily connect Pushlok drops to one another, simplifying deployment.

New Evolv terminal-port reflectors can be paired with Optical Network Monitoring technology to enable automated monitoring throughout a network. This allows technicians to easily isolate segments of cable for preventive maintenance and troubleshooting.

“Optical Communications industry is at the beginning of a large multiyear wave of growth, and we’re continuing to innovate in our Evolv portfolio to support this network expansion,” said Bob Whitman, vice president of market development, Carrier Networks, Corning Optical Communications.

Corning’s Evolv terminals can be deployed in the ground, on a pole or facade, or on a strand. Pushlok Technology enables simple one-handed drop installation, with tactile and audible feedback. The ease of installation and optimized field handling reflect Corning’s experience gained from passing 70 million homes with its hardened connectivity solutions.

Corning experts will highlight the Evolv portfolio, including the newest solutions, in Booth 815 at the ISE Expo, taking place on August 24 and 25 in Denver, Colorado.

Corning reported 7 percent growth in Q2 sales to $3.62 billion driven by Optical Communications as well as solar sales in Hemlock and Emerging Growth Businesses.

Display Technologies sales declined 8 percent sequentially as volume declined in line with the market and lower panel maker utilization; glass price was up slightly sequentially, Corning said.

In Optical Communications, sales grew 22 percent year over year and 10 percent sequentially, reaching $1.3 billion. Year-over-year sales growth was driven by 5G, broadband, and the cloud. Net income was $182 million, up 23 percent year over year, primarily driven by strong volume and price increases.

In Display Technologies, sales were $878 million, down 6 percent year over year and 8 percent sequentially, as volume declined in line with the market and lower panel maker utilization.