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MRV's OptiPacket Achieves MEF's 100 GigE Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

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CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- MRV Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) ("MRV"), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions for service providers, data center operators and enterprises, today announced that its OptiPacket OP-X1 and OP-X4 Carrier Ethernet (CE) metro solutions have achieved MEF CE 2.0 certification for all traffic rates up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE).

MEF's rigorous certification program allows network equipment manufacturers to demonstrate their compliance with globally recognized MEF CE standards. The MEF CE 2.0 certification simplifies network operational components to streamline new services and extend 100 GbE capacity without compromising scalability, advanced OAM or traffic management, an important requirement for mission-critical applications in metro core and access networks.

MRV's OptiPacket OP-X family, consisting of the OP-X4 and OP-X1 solutions, is a portfolio of metro service edge devices positioned for 10 GbE and 100 GbE CE services. The OP-X4 is positioned for metro aggregation and the OP-X1 is positioned for network access. Both OP-X models offer interchangeable 10 GbE and 100 GbE line cards with common hardware and software architectures to enable a compelling cost of ownership as well as flexible deployment approaches for both wholesale and retail services across packet switched metro networks.

MRV has long been committed to supporting open standards to enable service providers the optimal degree of flexibility and choice in building out their networks. Achievement of the MEF CE 2.0 certification reinforces MRVís commitment to meet service providers' demand for CE 2.0 compliant products, and accelerate service deployments by creating a standardized and trusted baseline. Underlying the commitment required to earn the MEF 100 GbE CE 2.0 certification, MRV was required to complete a strict and comprehensive set of MEF-defined test cases for the OptiPacket platform. As part of the certification process, MRV validated the ability of the OptiPacket to enable service providers to add newly defined 100 GbE E-Line and E-Access service capabilities.

With MEF certification now complete for the OptPacket and OptiSwitch platforms, MRV can now provide CE 2.0 service within any network from core to access. MRV's end to end network portfolio enables major Tier 1 carriers and service providers to quickly deploy new, standards-based 100 GbE scalable services with guaranteed Service Level Agreement (SLA) performance.

MRV Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: MRVC)

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