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MRV launches metro Ethernet router that combines WDM fiber aggregation and IP/MPLS services

June 6, 2005

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CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- MRV COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (Nasdaq: MRVC), a leading provider of Metro Ethernet access solutions, today announced the OptiSwitch 9000 (“OS9000”) series, the first carrier-class Metro Ethernet platforms that aggregate Gigabit Ethernet links, provision enhanced Ethernet/IP/MPLS services, and provide wave division multiplexing (“WDM”) long distance transport.

The OS9000 offers enhanced optical Ethernet services for triple-play voice, video and data networks. The router series is used to aggregate FTTX or DSLAM devices and provision flow-based and application-aware quality of service (“QoS”), security ACLs, bandwidth shaping, and multilayer operation, administration & management (“OA&M”) features for remote service monitoring, alarm reporting and configuration intelligence.

The OS9000 can enable Metro Ethernet Forum-specified E-Line (point-to-point Ethernet Virtual Circuit) and E-LAN (multipoint-to-multipoint Ethernet Virtual Circuit) services, thanks to a powerful ASIC processor that provides services tunneling and bandwidth profiles per application or subscriber.

When the E-LAN and E-Line functionality is combined with the OS9000’s optional WDM module, the system can carry multiple intelligent private wavelength services and offer solid service level agreements (“SLAs”) across a metropolitan or long distance network.

MRV will showcase the OS9000 series, along with its complete line of carrier-class products, at Booth 74088 at SUPERCOMM 2005 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, June 7-9, 2005.

“We’ve built the OptiSwitch 9000 to fit in a critical juncture of the network – where access meets backbone – knowing that carriers needed a more cost-effective and integrated solution that doesn’t sacrifice features or upgradeability,” said Noam Lotan, MRV’s president and CEO. “I am especially excited about these products because they truly brings together the best of MRV - including our optical expertise, our pioneering work in Ethernet demarcation and our active participation in setting MPLS standards.”

MRV Communications Inc.

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