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Press Release -- June 9th, 2011
Source: MRV Communications
Tags: 100G, 40G, Datacenter, DWDM, Equipment, Ethernet, Exchange, Video

MRV and AMS-IX Extend Partnership to Endorse 100Gbps Technology

Amsterdam Internet Exchange plans to deploy MRV 100Gbps optical transport, standards-based solution to increase network capacity

CHATSWORTH, C.A.—June 9, 2011—MRV Communications, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: MRVC) (“MRV” or the “Company”), a leading provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and integration and managed services, announced today that the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) has extended its existing, longtime partnership with MRV and plans to deploy MRV’s new 100Gbps optical transport solution in order to increase network capacity over its existing fiber infrastructure.

AMS-IX is one of the largest and fastest-growing Internet exchanges in the world. At present all major Dutch Internet companies and many international ISPs have established connections with AMS-IX. In addition, organizations such as RIPE NCC and NL Domain Registry System are also connected to AMS-IX.

Currently, AMS-IX has deployed MRV’s 10Gbps Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical systems in its core network to enable backbone transport solutions which connect Internet exchange services. As part of AMS-IX’s migration path to 100Gbps, the service provider plans to shift its core network gradually from 10Gbps to 100Gbps interfaces and extend 100Gbps capacity over its existing fiber infrastructure. During this transition, AMS-IX is ensured of a smooth migration path and backward compatibility to its existing services and networking solutions because MRV’s standards-based 100Gbps solution encompasses DP-QPSK modulation and coherent detection technologies.

“AMS-IX needed 100Gbps years ago—both for our own network as well as for our connected networks—so my support of 100Gbps over 40Gpbs was mostly need-driven. For our customers on location in our datacenters or close by we plan to introduce the new highest port speeds this month. Our own core will follow as soon as MRV OCS’ systems are available,” said Henk Steenman, CTO for AMS-IX, who is also one of the driving forces for 100GbE in the HSSG of the IEEE standards community. “MRV OCS’ smooth migration path and its highest standards-based optical system were major criterion in our selection process.”

“With our 100Gbps solution in its network, AMS-IX will be leading the industry in its move to support the tidal wave of high-bandwidth services that are coming down the pike,” said David Stehlin, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for MRV’s Optical Communications Systems (OCS) division. “From a cost, performance and power perspective, MRV’s solutions offer service providers like AMS-IX the reliability and capacity they need as they migrate to advanced services—without having to rip and replace their existing networks.”

About AMS-IX
AMS-IX – Amsterdam Internet Exchange – is a neutral and independent Internet exchange based in Amsterdam-The Netherlands since the early 1990’s. AMS-IX has over 430 interconnected global networks and traffic peak of at 1.3 Terabit per second, making it one of the most diverse and largest Internet Exchanges in the World. The AMS-IX platform provides a professional, high quality, non-blocking peering services for all types of IP traffic, be it regular IP data such as e-mail or web content, to also video/TV and voice. AMS-IX additionally hosts the first mobile peering point worldwide, the Global GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) and the Mobile Data Exchange (MDX). More information on:

For more information about AMS-IX, please contact Cara Mascini:

Tel: +31 20 305 89 99                                    Fax: +31 20 305 89 90


About MRV Communications, Inc.
MRV Communications, Inc. is a leading global provider of carrier Ethernet, WDM optical transport, infrastructure management equipment and solutions, as well as network integration and managed services.  MRV’s solutions enable the delivery and provisioning of next-generation optical transport and carrier Ethernet services over any fiber infrastructure.  MRV provides equipment and services worldwide to telecommunications service providers, enterprises, and governments, enabling network evolution and increasing efficiency, while reducing complexity and costs.  Through its subsidiaries, MRV operates R&D centers in North America and Europe, along with support centers and sales offices around the world.  For more information about MRV, visit

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