ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Corning Cable Systems GmbH Co KG, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, has recently completed a multi dwelling unit (MDU) trial project for Southern Telecommunications Company (STC) in the city of Rostov-on-Don with the support of its distributor in Russia, JSC Technocom, and the construction company, CJSC Business Computer Center.

During this trial, Corning Cable Systems successfully installed its innovative Evolant Solutions(R) Ascend(TM) MDU System into the Rostov-on-Don apartment block using Corning SMF-28e(R) XB bend-improved fibres in the building riser. These advanced technologies and solutions were specifically selected by STC to ensure that when connecting 79 apartments within the MDU, the residents would be assured of high optical performance and minimal disruption during the installation.

High-rise apartment buildings and MDUs are the major residential architectures in urban city environments, said Mr. Dmitry Koftun, head of technical development service in the Rostov-on-Don branch office of STC. We chose Corning's Ascend(TM) MDU System to be one of the technologies in our testing program because these buildings provide many challenges. During the trial, we were able to witness firsthand how preconnectorized solutions, which eliminate the requirement to break out fibers at floor leve,l resulted in a faster riser installation without the need for rework. This technology will enable future customers to be quickly and easily connected without the need for any splicing.

The Ascend(TM) MDU System, part of Corning's Evolant MDU Solution set, was deployed for the Homes Passed phase of this project, and in the near future, the first customers will be connected using Corning(R) ClearCurve(R) bend-insensitive fibres terminated with Corning Cable Systems OptiSnap(TM) Connectors on the customer side.

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Corning Incorporated ( is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 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 fibre, 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.

About Southern Telecommunications

Southern Telecommunications Company OJSC, or STC, is the principal provider of fixed line telecommunications for Russia's Southern Federal District, a region covering 521.9 ths sq km with population of 18.4 million people. STC PJSC provides various telecom services of local and intra-zonal telephony, broad range of value-added services (VAS) based on new technologies (services of Internet, VPN, CTV and others). 9m 2008 operating revenue of STC PJSC is up 6% over 9m 2007 to 15,465 million rubles, EBITDA is down 3.6% to 5,621.2 million rubles (RAS). Number of main telephone units operated by STC PJSC makes 4.045 million sets as of 1st October 2008.

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Media Relations Contact: Arina Kornilieva, Tel: +7-495-777-24-00, Corning Communications Contact: Lisa A. Burns, Tel: +1-607-974-4897,