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Press Release -- May 9th, 2016
Source: MRV Communications

MRV Launches its Next Generation of Carrier Ethernet Access Devices with Software-enabled Scalability

The OptiSwitch® V-Series provides a highly scalable, open and programmable foundation for SDN and NFV

CHATSWORTH, CA —May 05, 2016—MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a provider of innovative network solutions for service providers, data center operators and enterprises, announced today the launch of the OptiSwitch® OS-V Series, its next generation portfolio of modular and compact, MEF CE 2.0 Certified 1GbE and 10GbE Carrier Ethernet access devices. MRV’s OS-V series is distinguished by its industry-leading scalability and versatility, plus its high-performing architecture, which is delivered in two platforms; the OS-V8 fixed configuration platform and the OS-V20 modular platform, which has two expansion slots engineered to support a wide range of enhanced applications.

As service providers expand their networks to support mobile backhaul, high-bandwidth business services, and undergo migrations to cloud-based applications, the need for an open, flexible and scalable solution, with a high-capacity and programmable access device, is essential. The MEF CE 2.0 Certified, next generation OptiSwitch® OS-V series delivers a platform for SDN and NFV applications and reduces time-to-market for new carrier-class SLA-based services. Additionally, the solution enables an easy software-based migration from 1GbE to 10GbE services, thereby eliminating the need for forklift upgrades.

“Service provider networks are evolving to fit the growing requirements for service agility, high capacity, and scalability,” stated Michael Howard, Senior Research Director and Advisor for IHS-Infonetics. “As data traffic increases and demands for automation and agility rise, we see a strong market need for programmable network products that support flexible and easily managed networks, involving virtualized platforms and network functions using SDN and NFV technologies.”

The OS-V series supports a variety of applications including bandwidth-intensive business Ethernet services, 4G/LTE mobile backhaul, on-demand access to cloud-based applications, and E-Access service with scalable flow aggregation. To enable service providers to optimize their bandwidth resources, the OS-V provides advanced traffic management capabilities, such as highly scalable, micro-flow monitoring to ensure SLA-based services.

MRV’s OS-V series is powered by the field-proven Master-OS™ Linux-based operating system and is fully integrated into MRV’s advanced Pro-Vision® service orchestration and management software. OS-V devices can be deployed in either a complete end-to-end solution, including OS-V Series access devices, OptiSwitch 9000 metro aggregation switches, and OptiPacket® (OP-X) metro service edge platforms, or as independent network devices within a larger, heterogeneous network.

“Increases in mobile traffic and the need to access cloud services are driving communications service providers (CSPs) to look for ways to swiftly and economically deploy scalable and efficient bandwidth solutions,” commented Adam Scheer, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Corporate Development for MRV. “MRV’s OptiSwitch® OS-V solution addresses the market demand for scalable 1GE to 10GE platforms, thereby enabling service providers to offer competitively priced, high performance access services at these speeds. We are proud of our development and believe that this next generation platform will enable our customers to not only meet current demands, but also address network requirements well into the future.”

“The MEF congratulates MRV for achieving CE 2.0 certification of its new 1GE and 10GE CPE platforms that have proven capable of supporting the full suite of CE 2.0 E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access services,” said Nan Chen, President of the MEF. “Through rigorous testing, MRV has demonstrated that its devices meet the industry’s highest global standard for Carrier Ethernet performance.”

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About the MEF
The MEF is the driving force enabling agile, assured and orchestrated Third Network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world, with user-directed control over network resources and cloud connectivity. Optimized for real-time, QoS-enabled, secured traffic and integration of value-added network functions-as-a-service, Third Network services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks globally powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV.

The MEF leverages its global 200+ network operators and technology vendor community, builds upon the robust $80 billion Carrier Ethernet market, and provides a practical evolution to the Third Network with LSO, SDN, and NFV implementations that build upon a CE 2.0 foundation.

The MEF has established a technical and implementation framework that includes architecture, information models, service definitions, operational processes, open source community, and certification programs. MEF work is conducted internally and – under the guidance of the MEF UNITE program – in collaboration with global standards organizations and open source projects. For more information, see

About MRV Communications
MRV Communications (NASDAQ: MRVC) enables service providers, data center operators and enterprises to make their networks smarter, faster and more efficient. MRV’s end-to-end portfolio includes innovative packet, optical and software platforms designed for flexibility and reliability. To learn more about MRV visit and follow us on Twitter @MRVC.

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