MRV COMMUNICATIONS, INC., a leading supplier of optical communication systems and related networking equipment, today announced that Luxembourg Telecom has elected to expand its nationwide Data Center services over a scalable and reliable low-latency fiber optic network powered by MRV.

Earlier this year, MRV announced that Luxembourg telecom had selected MRV’s LambdaDriver® wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) & optical transport system to build a high-speed fiber optic ring network to connect all of its data centers in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg Telecom is the country’s first provider of countrywide data center interconnect services at speeds up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps). By implementing MRV WDM & Optical Transport (LambdaDriver) along with MRV’s OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet solution, Luxembourg Telecom receives the benefits of end-to-end cost-effective, scalable and resilient service visibility, and high-precision of SLA monitoring at nano-second resolution, across the entire range of services and network topologies.

Interdata, a wholly owned subsidiary of MRV located in Paris, serves as a strategic partner for Luxembourg Telecom, and helped the company integrate the nationwide project with best-in-class professional services.

“Luxembourg Telecom continues to be an innovator in the markets they serve, leveraging MRV’s low latency and high reliability optical communications solutions,” said Barry R. Gorsun, President of the Optical Communications Systems division at MRV. “We are extremely excited to build upon this strong relationship, and look forward to growing with them in the future.”

“As we stated earlier this year, we’re pleased to be working with MRV and are excited about this latest collaboration,” said Vincent Nicolay, sales director at Luxembourg Telecom. “MRV’s products have truly delivered the scale and flexibility that our customers demand. Additionally, the enhanced network continues to reduce costs for Luxembourg Telecom’s customers located outside Luxembourg.”

About MRV

MRV Communications, Inc. is a leading global provider of carrier Ethernet, WDM optical transport, infrastructure management equipment and solutions, as well as network integration and managed services. MRV's solutions enable the delivery and provisioning of next-generation optical transport and carrier Ethernet services over any fiber infrastructure. MRV provides equipment and services worldwide to telecommunications service providers, enterprises, and governments, enabling network evolution and increasing efficiency, while reducing complexity and costs. Through its subsidiaries, MRV operates R&D centers in North America and Europe, along with support centers and sales offices around the world. For more information about MRV, visit www.mrv.com.

About Luxembourg Telecom

Luxembourg Telecom is a private, alternative telecom operator for businesses throughout the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The operator’s services include data center access, wide area network (WAN) services, Web hosting, data housing and managed services.

About MRV's LambdaDriver® Platforms

MRV’s LambdaDriver is the company’s premiere optical transport system for building high-performance enterprise access, metropolitan carrier and long haul transport networks. The LambdaDriver is a multi-functional, compact, modular WDM system that supports both coarse wavelength division multiplexing and dense wavelength division multiplexing technology. LambdaDriver also serves as a packet optical transport system by integrating Carrier Ethernet connection-oriented services and reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) for automated optical mesh topologies with wavelength-level switching. The LambdaDriver series can support data rates from 8 Mbps up to 40 Gbps, and has a future upgrade path to 100 Gbps.

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