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MRV’s OptiDriver™ Optical Transport Solution Recognized as “Best” U.S. Telecommunications Technology

MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announced today that its OptiDriver™ optical transport platform has been named a finalist by the TechAmerica® Foundation for an American Technology Award in the Telecommunications category. The American Technology Awards represent outstanding achievement in 15 technical categories and exemplify the “best of” the United States technology marketplace. MRV’s OptiDriver™ platform is recognized for enabling more intelligent, high-performance networks for service providers, data centers, content delivery networks and cloud providers. The solution streamlines network management to better support unrelenting traffic and revenue-generating applications like cloud-based services, Web hosting, software-defined networking (SDN) and more.

The OptiDriver™ platform empowers operators to meet current operational needs with the industry’s highest 10G density and accommodates growing capacity demands with support for 100G transport. The solution features built-in processing, testing and rapid turn-up capabilities that allow the platform to quickly integrate into new and existing networks. These features also significantly increase ease-of-use and time-to-market as operators look to expand service portfolios with additional offerings for their growing customer bases.

“MRV is committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions that improve network intelligence, performance and manageability. Our solutions enable operators to accommodate growing demand for bandwidth and service requirements, so they can create new revenue opportunities and enhance their competitive edge,” said Zeev Draer, vice president of strategic marketing for MRV Communications. “We’re pleased to be recognized as a finalist in the American Technology Awards, as it demonstrates MRV’s ability to create powerful solutions that meet the demands of today’s dynamic and agile next-generation networks.”

The TechAmerica® Foundation’s mission is to educate executives, policymakers, media, opinion leaders and the public on the size, scope, outlook and impact of technology. It promotes technology-led ideas that advance economic growth and U.S. competitiveness.

About TechAmerica® Foundation

TechAmerica® Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica®, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation’s findings. Learn more about TechAmerica® Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global provider in converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge and network integration services for leading communications service providers. For more than two decades, the most demanding service providers, Fortune 1000 companies and governments worldwide have trusted MRV to provide best-in-class solutions and services for their mission-critical networks. We help our customers overcome the challenge of orchestrating the ever-increasing need for capacity while improving service delivery and lowering network costs for critical applications such as cloud connectivity, high-capacity business services, mobile backhaul and data center connectivity.

For more information please visit www.mrv.com.

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