MRV Leads With MEF CE 2.0 Certification for Its Carrier Ethernet Access Portfolio

MRV Leads With MEF CE 2.0 Certification for Its Carrier Ethernet Access 
OptiSwitch(R) Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Series Is One of the
Market's First Devices to Achieve Certification for MEF CE 2.0
CHATSWORTH, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 --  MRV
Communications(TM), Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) ("MRV"), a leading provider of
optical communications network infrastructure solutions and equipment
as well as integration and managed services, today announced it is
one of the first companies to achieve Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0)
certification. MRV's OptiSwitch(R) 906G and OptiSwitch 940 10GE
Carrier Ethernet Demarcation series successfully delivered E-line,
E-LAN, E-Tree and E-Access services compliant with the Metro Ethernet
Forum's (MEF) CE 2.0 specifications. The OptiSwitch series enables
carriers and service providers to simplify the creation,
provisioning, delivery and management of new, advanced Ethernet
services for business and mobile backhaul, as well as access to cloud
"Next generation Carrier Ethernet 2.0, extends the original Carrier
Ethernet remit with vital added features including multiple classes
of service, greater manageability and easier interconnect for all
eight standard service types, enabling new levels of efficiency for
mobile backhaul, making it easier for a large number of access
providers to join the Carrier Ethernet community and establish
Carrier Ethernet as a business class cloud service carrier. The main
market drivers continue to dominate business: bandwidth growth,
mobile data and LTE migration and the growth of public and private
cloud computing," said Nan Chen, President, MEF. 
"Since 1999 MRV has taken a leadership role in designing Metro
Ethernet networks and was part of the evolution shaped by the Metro
Ethernet Forum to define industry standards. We have been
demonstrating technology excellence, a pioneering spirit and overall
leadership with the industry's first CE 1.0 MEF 9 and 14 certified
Carrier Ethernet access platforms," said Zeev Draer, vice president
of strategic marketing for MRV's Optical Communications Systems
division. "As one of the first MEF-certified Carrier Ethernet 2.0
solutions, the OptiSwitch 900 Series continues to deliver
best-of-breed capabilities that enable worldwide carriers and service
providers to deliver assured SLA services that create new revenue
streams with rapid return on investment."  
Major tier 1 carriers and service providers worldwide have deployed
the OptiSwitch 900 in their networks and will benefit from the MEF CE
2.0 services along with the solution's compelling, powerful and
standardized features that include multiple classes of service
(Multi-CoS), interconnect and manageability. An integral part of the
OptiSwitch CE 2.0 solution is MRV's Pro-Vision(R), an
industry-recognized and award-winning service provisioning and
management system that enables zero-touch service creation, rapid
service turn-up, extensive reporting and Web-based customer portals. 
"The Carrier Ethernet market is solid and growing -- yet service
providers face changing conditions and new challenges in their access
and aggregation networks, driving new requirements to add more
services intelligence and flexibility to Carrier Ethernet equipment,"
stated Michael Howard, co-founder and principal analyst at Infonetics
Research. "Even more importantly, carriers need products that allow
them to confidently deliver and manage those services. Providers will
want to consider the MRV OptiSwitch CE 2.0 products, since they are
designed to support these requirements." 
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. MRV operates development centers in North
America and Europe, along with support centers and sales offices
around the world. For more information about MRV, visit: 
Media and Analyst Contact: 
Ashley Baster 
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(919) 435-9112 
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