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Corning Optical Fiber Selected for Baltic Sea Link
Aug 2002
CORNING, N.Y., August 13 -- Stockholm-based telecommunications carriers AB Stokab and Foco 16 will deploy almost 50,000 km of Corning's SMF-28e , Vascade L1000 and LEAF optical fibers in a new network designed to enable a high-capacity link between Sweden and Latvia. This will be the first major installation of Vascade L1000 cabled optical fiber in an undersea link and the largest deployment of SMF-28e cabled fiber in Europe.

Ericsson, a global fiber-optic cable supplier based in Sweden, will provide the high-capacity submarine cable for this Baltic Sea network.

The link will span the Baltic Sea to connect the Northern European hub of Stockholm, Sweden, to the Baltic port of Ventspils, Latvia. In the first phase of the build, Stokab will link Stockholm to the Swedish island of Gotland in the mid-Baltic Sea. In conjunction with this link, Stokab will also expand its festoon architecture within the Stockholm archipelago. In the second phase of the build, Foco 16 will link Gotland to Ventspils to complete the network. Dutch Sea Cable BV, based in the Netherlands, will install the cable for both phases of the build.

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