MRV COMMUNICATIONS, INC., today announced that Zeev Draer, vice president of marketing, will present at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2010 Convention & EXPO held September 12-15, 2010 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas. MRV is a leading provider of optical communication and IT infrastructure management solutions to service providers and enterprises around the world.

COMPTEL PLUS is the preeminent networking event for innovative communications companies to learn about new products, services and industry trends, meet potential customers and do business. The COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2010 Convention & EXPO also offers attendees an exclusive opportunity to network with senior executives, key decision-makers and leading industry officials, and participate in business-critical panel discussions on the latest financial and policy issues shaping the communications marketplace. MRV will be exhibiting in booth 615.

On Monday, September 13, Draer will participate as part of the “Ethernet Over Any Infrastructure – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” panel discussion, which will discuss the advantages of copper, fiber and wireless platforms, as well as a multi-technology gateway interface, while also exploring how the quality and latency associated with each platform meets customer needs. Moderated by Ronald Mudry, CEO of Tower Cloud, the panel will also include speakers from Fujitsu Network, Intellifiber Networks and Positron Access Solutions.

“With analysts predicting significant growth over the next few years, the Carrier Ethernet market is heating up and MRV is committed to continued development and innovation in this market,” said Mary Jane Gruninger, Optical Communications Systems president at MRV. “I believe Zeev's years of telecommunications experience and vast knowledge of Carrier Ethernet technologies make him an asset to this panel.”

The company will also showcase its latest Carrier Ethernet demarcation and provisioning solutions at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2010 Convention & EXPO including its Fiber Driver™, OptiSwitch® and Pro-Vision® product lines.

Prior to his role as vice president of marketing, Draer served as vice president and product line manager for MRV International Carrier Ethernet Division. In this position, he was responsible for leading and promoting MRV's flagship Carrier Ethernet product lines in the Metro Ethernet access market. Draer is a member of the MEF and is active in making technology outlook presentations at industry seminars, conferences and tradeshows.

About COMPTEL PLUS

COMPTEL PLUS is the preeminent networking event for innovative communications companies. Held twice a year, these events attract more than 140 unique exhibitors and 2,800 different attendees, who have the opportunity to learn about new products, services and industry trends, meet potential customers and do business. COMPTEL PLUS offers comprehensive educational programming and experienced industry speakers. The COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2010 Convention & EXPO is scheduled for September 12-15, 2010, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas. For more information, please visit http://comptel.org/content.asp?contentid=2153.

About MRV Communications, Inc.

The Optical Communications Systems division of MRV Communications is a global provider of Carrier Ethernet, WDM transport and IT infrastructure management solutions since 1988. MRV products enable the delivery of next-generation optical transport and Carrier Ethernet services over any fiber infrastructure. Since its inception, MRV has demonstrated expertise and experience offering innovative products that address future challenges while reducing network complexity and costs. Delivering optical communication solutions to service providers and enterprises around the world, MRV operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia, and has 50 support centers and 21 sales offices worldwide.

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