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 Excel Group Inc. (“Excel”) has become a Gold Partner value added reseller of MRV’s entire product line. Excel Group Inc. is one of Canada’s fastest growing telecommunications professional service companies, providing unique solutions in consulting, engineering and field services as well as support to leading Canadian telecommunications service providers as well as governments and enterprises.

MRV’s Gold Partners program is structured to address the very special needs of the requirements of the large national and regional value added resellers. These include national system integrators, large enterprise solution providers and local and regional service providers who all have the resources, skills and assets to meet the demands of the large enterprise, service provider and global market customers.

“We believe that MRV’s products are the best in the industry,” said Jonathan Richards, Vice President of Technology & Development at Excel Group. “Our clients’ needs are changing very rapidly and MRV’s products allow us to stay ahead of the curve with high-performance, low-latency solutions. MRV’s products are easy to support, energy efficient and provide flexible chassis making them easy to deploy and service. We are pleased to be a part of the Gold Partner’s program, and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with MRV.”

“We are very excited to add Excel Group as a Gold Partner,” said Mr. Barry Gorsun, president of MRV’s Optical Communications Systems division. “They have demonstrated a strong commitment to our products and we look forward to supporting them with the sales tools and training to become brand ambassadors for MRV.”

About Excel Group Inc.

Excel Group Inc. is a one of Canada’s fastest growing telecommunications professional service companies. Excel Group provides unique solutions in consulting, engineering and field services as well as support to leading Canadian telecommunications service providers as well as governments and enterprises.

With 170 employees and 15 offices located across Canada, Excel offers comprehensive project management and technology integration support services to small and medium businesses in manufacturing, service sector, environment and energy as well as government clients.

Clients and partners include companies such as Rogers Communications, Ford Canada, Celestica, Weston Foods, NWT Uranium, Alcatel Lucent, Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson. By leveraging an extensive investment in integrated logistics, supply chain and project management with open technology standards such as RFID and next-generation mobile Internet infrastructure, Excel provides cost effective, efficient and transformative solutions to our partners and clients.

www.excel-group.com

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.

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