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Press Release -- August 21st, 2014
Source: MRV Communications

MRV Earns MEF CE 2.0 Certification for its OptiSwitch® High-Density 10GE Pre-Aggregation Platform

OptiSwitch 9244 compact platform compliments broad line of solutions enabling service providers to deploy differentiated Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services

CHATSWORTH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 20, 2014– MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announced today that its OptiSwitch® 9244 10GE pre-aggregation platform is the latest solution in the OptiSwitch portfolio to be compliant with the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 specifications. Additional OptiSwitch solutions achieving MEF CE 2.0 certification include the OptiSwitch 940, OptiSwitch 906G and OptiSwitch 606 platforms, together creating a robust portfolio of metro access devices for the delivery of E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree and E-Access services. The OptiSwitch 9244 platform features a compact, high-density and low-power design that empowers service providers to streamline the delivery and management of mobile, wholesale and business Ethernet services. The MEF CE 2.0 certification demonstrates the OptiSwitch platform’s ability to provide full interoperability and visibility into customer networks and enable service providers to further simplify services deployment and time-to-market.

By creating a single, efficient and internationally-recognized testing process to validate compliance, the MEF certification program streamlines Carrier Ethernet service interoperability among multiple service providers. Additionally, the program helps ensure end-to-end quality-of-service (QoS), accelerate deployment times for new services and simplify wholesale interconnection between carrier networks. The OptiSwitch 9244 platform is widely deployed in these applications and offers the highest capacity among the OptiSwitch family of access and aggregation switches. To conserve space at 1st mile locations, in cabinets and in service provider Point of Presences (POPs), the OptiSwitch 9244 platform is only two rack units high and meets the 10” ETSI standard depth. With 12 ports of GE/10GE and 32 ports of 1GE, it is an ideal solution for a wide range of next-generation services from the growing 4G/LTE mobile backhaul to broadband aggregation to Layer 2, Layer 3 and IP/MPLS VPN business Ethernet services.

“The MEF views the Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification program as opening a very important chapter in the evolution of standardized Carrier Ethernet services. The certification provides an essential proof point for CE 2.0 services opening up new markets for regional providers, delivery of cloud services, the first application-oriented SLAs and optimization of mobile backhaul,” said Eric Puetz, MEF Certification Committee co-chair and director, broadband, access and transport standards, AT&T.

“MRV Communications is committed to accelerating the adoption of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 standards. Since the inception of the MEF certification standards, we have a proven track record in delivering innovative solutions that meet and exceed standards,” said Zeev Draer, vice president of strategic marketing for MRV Communications. “The comprehensive OptiSwitch portfolio is one of our many MEF-certified CE 2.0 solutions, and is designed to enable our customers to expand their metro networks and accelerate the delivery of dynamic, scalable and customizable services. MRV’s comprehensive CE 2.0-certified product portfolio—combined with our OptiDriver™ optical transport solutions, Pro-Vision®service delivery software and recently-introduced OptiPacket®metro service edge platform—empowers multi-layer intelligence and convergence from wavelength to IP. As a result, service providers have a flexible and agile network foundation on which to create new services, expand their offerings and increase revenue.”

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global provider in converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge and network integration services for leading communications service providers. For more than two decades, the most demanding service providers, Fortune 1000 companies and governments worldwide have trusted MRV to provide best-in-class solutions and services for their mission-critical networks. We help our customers overcome the challenge of orchestrating the ever-increasing need for capacity while improving service delivery and lowering network costs for critical applications such as cloud connectivity, high-capacity business services, mobile backhaul and data center connectivity.

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