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Press Release -- August 3rd, 2016
Source: Cross River Fiber, MRV Communications

MRV’s Packet and Optical Technology Transforms Cross River Fiber from Dark Fiber Provider to Intelligent Managed Network Provider

Cross River Fiber Chooses MRV to Light Its Network

CHATSWORTH, Calif. —August 3, 2016—MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions for service providers, data center operators and enterprises, announces that Cross River Fiber, a New Jersey-based fiber optic and telecommunications service provider, has selected MRV’s solutions to light its dark fiber network. By leveraging MRV’s cutting-edge packet and optical technology, Cross River Fiber will effectively transform from a dark fiber provider to a managed network provider.

Cross River Fiber will utilize MRV’s OptiDriver® optical transport solution to interconnect its footprint with third-party providers to expand its capacity between New Jersey and New York City. MRV’s OptiSwitch®  Carrier Ethernet platform will also be deployed to enable its managed connectivity offering for carrier access and targeted enterprise vertical sectors. The combination of MRV’s OptiDriver® and OptiSwitch® solutions allow Cross River Fiber to offer high-density performance with low power consumption.  In addition, MRV’s solutions boast simplified “plug-and-play” access, thereby allowing for easy accommodation to the array of Cross River Fiber’s customers’ unique needs.

MRV’s technology will enable Cross River Fiber to simplify its operations and at the same time streamline new high-capacity services at all rates over the same network. The state-of-the-art design delivers outstanding total cost of ownership and end-to-end transport solutions for customers with various connection requirements.  Cross River Fiber will now support enterprise customers with Ethernet, OTN and SONET requirements.  MRV will provide complete packet and optical integration for Cross River Fiber that simplifies turn-up and offers greater visibility to support critical service-level agreements (SLAs).

“As Cross River Fiber continues to expand, MRV is the ideal partner to light our network with their ‘pay as you grow’ solution,” said Vincenzo Clemente, Chief Executive Officer of Cross River Fiber. “We have already benefited from MRV’s industry-leading, cost-effective technology for quite some time, and the work we are currently doing with MRV is taking Cross River Fiber to the next level through significant network enhancements. Our clients in every vertical – from healthcare to government, education, enterprise, and carrier – will enjoy connectivity that is second to none.”

“MRV is privileged to provide technology to power Cross River Fiber’s next generation network,” added Scott St. John, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Service for MRV Communications. “Cross River Fiber customers will now have access to sophisticated network solutions for interconnecting their data centers and enterprise locations, as well as for connecting with vital cloud providers, within the New Jersey and metropolitan NYC area.”

To learn more about Cross River Fiber, please visit

For more information regarding MRV’s OptiDriver® and OptiSwitch® solutions, please visit


About MRV Communications
MRV Communications (NASDAQ: MRVC) enables service providers, data center operators and enterprises to make their networks smarter, faster and easier to operate.  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.

 About Cross River Fiber
Cross River Fiber, LLC is a New Jersey-based dark fiber optic and telecommunications service provider that designs, constructs and maintains a wholly owned and diversified independent fiber-optic network infrastructure. Cross River Fiber provides the most effective and scalable high-speed fiber-optic network on the market, designed to meet the stringent requirements of today’s businesses and organizations. Spanning New Jersey and New York City, Cross River Fiber builds its custom and secure networks from the ground up, with strategic access to fiber optics in many major metropolitan cities across the U.S. Cross River Fiber is dedicated to offering dependability and commitment, with customer service that is second to none. To learn more visit, or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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