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MRV Communications Expands OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet Access Portfolio


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August 27, 2012

MRV Communications Expands OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet Access Portfolio

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

MRV Communications (News - Alert), a provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and integration and managed services, has expanded its OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet Access portfolio with the ability to deliver full range of L2 Carrier Ethernet, MPLS and IP routing services.

Service providers can deliver these next-generation services for a broad range of applications from business Ethernet to mobile backhaul to Internet Protocol television (IPTV (News - Alert)) to Carrier Ethernet-enabled access to cloud services.

The new business Ethernet solution features a complete demarcation-to-aggregation solution which comprises of the OptiSwitch 906G and OptiSwitch 9244-1210G models. 

The service allows service providers to create, offer and deliver new service options and higher capacities, including 10GE backbone transport for aggregated Carrier Ethernet traffic and 10GE port optimization for the provider edge.

OptiSwitch 906G is a next-generation CE2.0 demarcation solution with built-in flexibility to address a wide range of Ethernet deployment scenarios. It offers a full range of Layer 2 to Layer 3 IP services including L2 Carrier Ethernet, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and IPv4/IPv6 routing.

 The OptiSwitch 9244-1210G is a first mile, 10GE Carrier Ethernet packet optical aggregation platform that offers FE, GE, 2.5G and 10GE speeds and consequently offloads provider edge router ports. The solution also offers a very high port density to form factor ratio with lowest relative power consumption for non-blocking the architecture with a total capacity of 200GB.

Together, the new OptiSwitch models offer unique 2.5G speed that enables service providers to offer higher speed services without the cost of a 100GE port, opening new revenue streams for service providers without adding additional costs. 

The OptiSwitch product family is one of the first Metro Ethernet Forum (News - Alert) (MEF)-compliant Carrier Ethernet 2.0 solutions.

"As service providers worldwide look to deploy an ever growing number of business Ethernet, mobile backhaul and wholesale Ethernet transport services, they need a solution that offers superior intelligence along with efficient, flexible and scalable bandwidth capacity," said Zeev Draer, vice president of strategic marketing for MRV's OCS division, in a statement.

"Our customers select our field-proven, low-power, high-density OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet Access solutions including demarcation and aggregation to enable them to meet their capacity need today and to provide migration path for converged layers along anticipated growth in customers and new service offerings in the future," Draer added.

Recently, MRV Communications announced its OptiSwitch900 Ethernet Demarcation Series has been named a finalist for the Best Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Product by the 2012 Carrier Ethernet EMEA Awards. MRV's OptiSwitch enables wireline and wireless carriers, and service providers to enable Carrier Ethernet 2.0 robust and scalable end-to-end services. The Award, represented by Informa's (News - Alert) Institute for International Research (IIR) and the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), recognized the solution for excellence and leadership.

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Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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