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Press Release -- February 8th, 2012
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MRV Communications Shares Technology Expertise at MPLS & Ethernet World Congress

MRV OCS Executive to discuss the future of Carrier Ethernet networks

CHATSWORTH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2012-- MRV Communications, Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) ("MRV" or the "Company"), a leading provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and integration and managed services, today announced that MRV’s Optical Communications Systems (OCS) division will be exhibiting and presenting at MPLS & Ethernet World Congress, held February 7-10 in Paris. In MRV OCS’ continued commitment to providing high-quality service management solutions, Zeev Draer, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, will offer his insight and expertise on maintaining flexible service awareness and rigid SLAs for the advanced delivery of Carrier Ethernet services and applications.

On Tuesday, February 7, Draer will present an 11:05 am CET session titled “Service OAM Management and OAM for Ethernet Services.” In this session, attendees will learn modern methods to achieving efficient scalability and service automation management for Carrier Ethernet networks. On Thursday, February 9 at 5:30 pm CET, Draer will also participate in a round table discussion titled “MPLS End-to-End: A Realistic Paradigm?”

“Carrier Ethernet services are one of the fastest growing market segments in the industry today. As a result, service providers will require a robust set of management tools to maintain these expanding networks,”said Draer. “The MPLS & Ethernet World Congress allows MRV OCS to continue to share our insight on Carrier Ethernet services, especially in regards to OAM, an important but constantly changing service and the protocols that need to evolve with it.”

The event will feature more than 150 service providers from over 70 countries in a conference, workshop and exhibition setting allowing attendees to learn all that is involved in the convergence of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and Ethernet protocols, especially in regards to their own specific networks. While the conference will focus on cloud computing services and end-to end, mobile backhaul Long Term Evolution (LTE) and MPLS Transport File (MPLS-TP) issues, the event’s workshop will focus on technological and implementation-detailed issues in accordance with the MPLS tutorial stated by the Broadband Forum. MRV OCS will also participate in the conference as an exhibitor, showcasing their latest technologies throughout the event at booth #205.

In addition to the conference, workshops and exhibition, the nearly 1,300 attendees are invited to join the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) at the Interop Platform, where a multi-vendor MPLS & Carrier Ethernet interoperability test from January 2012 will be demonstrated. The tests will focus on IPv6 Migration scenarios, advancements in MPLS-TP fault detection and many others.

About MRV Communications, Inc.

MRV Communications, Inc. is a leading global provider of carrier Ethernet, wavelength division multiplexing 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 research and development 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.

Source: MRV Communications, Inc.

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