MRV Communications, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: MRVC) (“MRV” or the “Company”), a leading provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and integration and managed services, today announced that it has joined Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF), an industry forum launched earlier this year to develop and promote interoperability standards for the network test automation industry. MRV’s participation in NTAF will allow the Company to participate in the creation and implementation of accepted specifications and promote interoperability standards in the test automation community. “With MRV’s Media and Optical Cross Connect products playing a central role in test automation, we instantly understood the importance of joining NTAF as the first physical layer switch provider,” said Mr. Barry Gorsun, president of MRV’s Optical Communications Systems division. “Additionally, the collaboration and innovation fostered by NTAF will provide MRV with an opportunity to work alongside service providers and test equipment vendors to demonstrate our ability to develop complementary solutions underscoring the importance of industry-wide automated testing.” “Our goal is to provide complete transparency in the Forum’s activities and ensure a level playing field for all members,” said Keith Kidd, president of NTAF. “By encouraging industry-wide participation, NTAF is working toward establishing interoperable testing solutions for service providers, network equipment manufacturers, and other enterprise organizations with large network deployments.” About Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF) The Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF) brings together users, vendors, and other telecommunications and data communications industry experts for the purpose of creating interoperable testing solutions for service providers, network equipment manufacturers, and other enterprise organizations with large network deployments, visit http://www.ntaforum.org. About MRV Communications, Inc. 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 http://www.mrv.com.