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

MRV Unveils Plans for 100Gbps Solution to Power Networks for Data Center, Mobility and Cloud Applications

New standards-based 100Gbps optical transport solution will enable smooth migration path for service providers looking to boost 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, today unveiled plans for a standards-based 100Gbps optical transport solution that boosts network capacity over existing fiber infrastructures and enables increased bandwidth for mobile backhaul, cloud-based services, data center interconnection and more.

MRV Optical Communications Systems’ new 100Gbps solution will allow service providers to ease the transition from 10Gbps and meet the projected capacity demands from the onslaught of next-generation services. A standards-based Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) optical system, the 100Gbps platform will encompass DP-QPSK modulation and coherent detection technologies to ensure backward compatibility with existing network infrastructure, and is positioned to provide metro, regional and long-haul networks with a mix of services of up to 100Gbps.

“Internet exchanges and datacenters are the new central offices for the Internet age as they are the source of the data that provides the rich Internet services in demand by broadband and mobile users,” said Andrew Schmitt, Directing Analyst, Optical, at Infonetics Research. “While 100Gbps transmission by big telcos draws much attention, equally important is the connectivity between public and private datacenters as these links often bypass the services of traditional carriers. Today, capex growth by datacenter and dark fiber providers outstrips that of traditional carriers and by 2013 we think 100Gbps will be very much in demand.”

“MRV OCS’ new 100Gbps system will offer service providers a reliable solution that is fully compatible with existing 10/40Gbps optical transport networks and allow them to reap the financial benefits of next-generation services for years to come,” said Barry Gorsun, President, for MRV OCS. “Bandwidth demand and IP traffic continue to increase without showing any sign of slowing. 100Gbps network capacity will soon become a very important component of the strategy of forward-thinking service providers.”

Separately, MRV also announced today that Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) will strengthen its existing, longtime partnership with MRV and plans to deploy MRV’s 100Gbps optical transport solution. AMS-IX is one of the largest and fastest-growing Internet exchanges in the world. Currently, AMS-IX has deployed MRV’s 10Gbps DWDM optical systems in its core network to enable backbone transport solutions which connect Internet exchange services.

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 http://www.mrv.com.

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