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Press Release -- December 7th, 2015
Source: MRV Communications

Citynet Deploys MRV Communications Optical Transport Solutions to Streamline Business Critical Services

Citynet, the IT brand of Hall AG, extends network with MRV’s newest equipment


MRV Communications™, Inc. (MRVC) (“MRV®”), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announces an expansion of its longstanding partnership with Citynet, a regional carrier network in Austria. Citynet serves the Inn Valley’s large enterprise and many residential customers, as well as many mountain ski resorts and lift infrastructure. Citynet also provides DSL, dedicated fiber, VPN, IP TV and Cloud Services to customers within the region. Citynet has been successfully building services for its customers for more than 10 years with MRV Communications Packet and Optical equipment.

Citynet deploys OptiSwitch® devices as Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), aggregation and core platforms. Business critical services are also deployed with MRV’s Fiber Driver® and OptiDriver™ for optical transport to Citynet enterprise customers. Citynet has been extending its network with MRV’s newest products this year and deployed MRV’s latest optical transport flagship product line, OptiDriver. New deployments enable to deliver substantially more high-capacity bandwidth services to the enterprise customers and expand service footprint to more regions via leased fiber optic infrastructure.

“Ultimately, we chose MRV because of the reliability we have experienced over the years,” states Manuel Kofler, Head of IT Department for Hall AG. “The evolving mix of features, and ease of operations, are critical components to ensure ubiquitous access and maximum performance for our customers. DWDM and packet solutions being provided by a single vendor helps streamline our products and simplifies the processes.”

Citynet has experienced steady growth and builds the foundation for all services through MRV equipment and has been deploying OptiSwitch® carrier Ethernet 2.0 service demarcation and pre-aggregation platforms. These field-proven devices are designed to meet the stringent Carrier Ethernet network requirements including resilience, Quality of Service and service assurance tools to enable SLA-based network.

“Our comprehensive family of end-to-end packet and optical solutions are designed to help service providers scale to high-capacity services with both carrier-class reliability and an ease-of-use that makes integration into their networks simple,” said Scott St. John, Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Service at MRV Communications. “The new addition of our flagship optical transport platform, OptiDriver, will enable Citynet with a scalable and highly integrated metro network that supports further bandwidth growth to 100G capacity and beyond while ensuring an outstanding customer experience.”

OptiDriver is designed to optimize both 10Gbps and 100Gbps applications with the industry’s most compact, low power, and flexible product line. OptiDriver is fully integrated into MRV’s advanced Pro-Vision® service provisioning and management platform, which operates seamlessly in a mixed network of MRV’s Optical and Carrier Ethernet systems.

For more information regarding MRV’s comprehensive suite of global packet and optical products, visit

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global supplier of packet and optical solutions that power the world’s largest networks. MRV products combine innovative hardware with intelligent software to make networks smarter, faster and more efficient. Dedicated to the continued success of our customers, MRV enables service providers, data center operators and large enterprises to cost effectively evolve their networks to address mission-critical applications, such as high-capacity cloud and data center connectivity, business services, mobile backhaul and the migration to virtualized and programmable networks. Founded in 1988, MRV is headquartered in Southern California with additional research and development facilities outside of Boston and in Israel. For more information please visit

About Citynet

Citynet has set itself the goal of providing high-quality IT services for business and private clients by using top qualified staff and modern, innovative technologies. With over 100 years of experience in energy supply, the group of Hall AG has three ultra-modern data center in Innsbruck, Hall in Tirol and Absam. In addition to its own fiber-optic network Citynet operates a DSL infrastructure in the region Hall-Wattens. Furthermore a fiber-optic network was built Tirol wide, together with partners. Thus Citynet is one of the largest Internet providers in Western Austria, which offers a wide range of products especially for enterprises and organizations. For more information please

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