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Corning Subsidiary to Provide Island Fiber Link

Photonics.com
May 2003
CORNING, N.Y., May 7 -- Corning Inc. announced today that SMITCOMS, a telecommunications provider on the Island of St. Maarten, has signed a contract with NSW Submarine Cable Systems Inc. to provide a turnkey submarine cable system linking St. Maarten to Puerto Rico.

NSW Submarine Cable Systems Inc., a Corning Cable Systems company, is responsible for submarine cable sales in the Americas. Submarine cable projects outside the Americas are handled by NSW GmbH & Co. KG, a German company and subsidiary of Corning Inc.

Under the contract, NSW will provide the 374 km turnkey submarine cable system, St. Maarten Puerto Rico Network One. In addition to the supply and installation of the undersea cable, NSW will also provide the survey, civil works and other services.

"This submarine cable system will allow SMITCOMS to provide St. Maarten businesses and residents with the highest quality of international telecommunication services," said Curtis Haynes, managing director of SMITCOMS.

For more information, visit: www.nsw.com



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