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Corning and EnerSys Announce Collaboration to Help Speed 5G Deployment
Work will focus on faster, less costly delivery of power and fiber to small-cell sites

CORNING, N.Y. – July 15, 2020 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) and EnerSys (NYSE:ENS) today announced a strategic collaboration to speed 5G deployment by simplifying the delivery of fiber and electrical power to small-cell wireless sites.

The collaboration will leverage Corning's industry-leading fiber, cable, and connectivity expertise and EnerSys’ technology leadership in remote powering solutions. The companies are working to solve infrastructure challenges in the deployment of 5G and small cells in outside plant networks.

Corning and EnerSys will focus on two types of challenges facing wireless service providers and network architects in the deployment of outdoor small cells: electrical power and fiber connectivity. Power is often assumed to be available when and where needed, but, in reality, connections to small-cell sites from the electrical grid are not always readily available – increasing deployment costs and delaying network activation. Meanwhile, small cell locations that optimize signal coverage may not align well with the fiber pathways that provide the necessary backhaul. Identifying easily placed fiber access points and the pathway to reach them is key to avoiding costly delays.

The Corning and EnerSys collaboration will accelerate the development of solutions to deliver distributed powering and optical connectivity, helping telecommunications operators ultimately move toward routine deployment of 5G.

“The deployment scale of 5G small cells is placing significant pressure on utilities to provide power at each location, delaying service availability,” said Michael O’Day, vice president, Corning Optical Communications. “Corning and EnerSys will focus on simplifying deployment by bringing together the delivery of optical connectivity and power distribution – making installation faster and less costly and providing much lower operational costs over time. Corning continues to view 5G as a major driver of long-term growth in the Optical Communications market, so we’re proud to continue co-innovating with industry leaders to help accelerate 5G deployment.”

“To realize its full potential, 5G deployment needs to become efficient and predictable. Our collaboration with Corning is aimed at simplifying the powering process and fiber connectivity to fast-forward deployment,” said Drew Zogby, president, EnerSys Energy Systems Global. “The output of this collaboration will minimize logistics with power utilities, reduce the amount of time for permitting and siting, simplify fiber connectivity, and lower the overall cost of installation and deployment.”

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; the risk that a new program such as this collaboration may not be successful or fully achieve the objectives of the participants; and adverse litigation or regulatory developments. These and other risk factors are detailed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Corning and EnerSys. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the day that they are made, even if subsequently made available by Corning or EnerSys on their respective websites or otherwise, and Corning and EnerSys undertake no obligation to update or revise them in light of new information or future events.

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About Corning Incorporated
Corning ( is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 169-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries. Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, automotive technologies, life sciences technologies, and display technologies.

About EnerSys
EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including medical, aerospace and defense systems. EnerSys provides highly integrated power solutions and services to broadband, telecom, renewable and industrial customers. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility and transportation industries, and by government and defense customers. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.


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EnerSys Media Relations Contact:
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Orlando, Florida. May 21, 2019 – Alpha, an EnerSys company, has joined the Safer Buildings Coalition (, demonstrating its commitment to help develop backup power standards that enhance Public Safety Distributed Antenna Systems.

The Safer Buildings Coalition is an independent, non-profit organization focused on advancing policies, ideas and technologies that ensure comprehensive in-building communications capabilities for Public Safety and the people they serve. Since its inception in 2012, the Safer Buildings Coalition has been at the forefront advancing the idea that wireless technology makes people inside large buildings safer.

“We are delighted to have Alpha join our Coalition,” said John Foley, Safer Buildings Coalition’s Managing Director. “Our very important Community of Practice encompasses many disciplines and technologies. Resilient, reliable power is the foundation of every mission-critical system. I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Alpha team on many bids and projects over the course of my career and their advice and support is as dependable as their technology. Having access to their subject-matter expertise will be invaluable as we develop policies, recommendations, and future fire and building codes for in-building public safety solutions.”

For several years, Alpha has been a leading provider of powering solutions for indoor and outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems. Alpha will join with Safer Buildings Coalition to influence the development of backup power standards that ensure Public Safety DAS networks always have a reliable source of electricity.

“First Responders depend on reliable communications in emergency situations,” said Brian Hanson, Alpha’s Strategic Account Manager for Public Safety.“ Backup power plays a critical role in making sure the communications network is operational, even when the power is out or the sprinkler system is on. Our commitment to reliable power solutions extends beyond products and into the standards that govern deployment. Our goal is to share our expertise with standards and codes to ensure all buildings have reliable backup power solutions that meet stringent Code requirements.”

About Safer Buildings Coalition
Safer Buildings Coalition aims to ensure that First Responders (Fire, Law Enforcement, and EMS) can use state-of-the-art voice and data communications to communicate with one another inside buildings as well as to and from their Command Centers outside buildings during an event. The shared vision among its members, which includes leading companies and organizations within the wireless and public safety industries, is to create safer buildings that possess advanced indoor public communications systems. Please visit our website at

About Alpha Technologies
For over 40 years, Alpha has been an industry pioneer and global leader in the design and manufacture of AC and DC power systems. The acquisition of Alpha by EnerSys in December 2018 combines two organizations committed to delivering backup power and energy stoarge solutions that keep communications networks running. Our legacyof providing mission critical power and energy storage solutions for telecom, broadband, industrial, renewable energy, and data center markets offers a unique perspective for delivering high performance backup power solutions for first responders and in-building wireless networks. For more information about Alpha, please visit our website at



Considering an engineering co-op opportunity at Alpha? We focus on providing students with a hands-on learning environment where they can develop new skills and gain experience. Learn what it’s like to work for us by checking out this short interview from one of our past summer students



Post-secondary Institution

Simon Fraser University


4th-year student

Department/Role at Alpha

Co-op – Power Electronics & Control

Describe the culture at Alpha using 3 words

“Knowledgeable, encouraging, intense (but in a good way!)"

What were some of the projects you were involved with?

“I worked on DC Power Line Communications projects to transmit data and power over the same cable. That included some circuit design, building prototypes and on the firmware side programming the micro controllers to send and receive the signal.”

What do you think was the key take away from your internship?

“Gaining Experience in a professional industrial environment and professionalism. I had to do presentations in a professional environment finally, I had to demo my project to the engineering team. I learned a lot from my peers, especially my leading supervisors. I also participated in the Alpha Madness Basketball competition with “The Co-ops.””

What is some advice you would give to students looking for a co-op opportunity?

“Do side projects. In the interview don’t panic if you don’t know something, show that you’re willing to learn. At work, don’t be afraid to ask questions!”

Outside of the office, what can you be found doing?

“Spending time with family, playing basketball and hanging out with friends.”


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