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Pro-Vision®, MRV’s Service Provisioning and Orchestration Software, and OptiPacket® OP-X1 Rated Highly by Lightwave

CHATSWORTH, CA — March 29, 2016 — MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announced today that its Pro-Vision® service provisioning and orchestration software was recognized by the 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews with a score of 4.5 out of a possible five points. Judges praised the product, calling it an “excellent software solution that efficiently and effectively addresses a multitude of operator concerns.”

Presented annually by Lightwave, the Lightwave Innovation Reviews program distinguishes top products and solutions available within the optical networking industry, as determined by a prestigious panel of third-party judges. The panel includes industry executives, representing a wide variety of service providers and technology developers, as well as industry analysts and journalists.

Pro-Vision innovative service management and orchestration software significantly eases network operation and gives service providers a complete set of automated tools from planning and provisioning to visualizing and optimizing packet and optical networks and services. The solution is recognized for its ability to bring new services to market in less time, provide real-time reporting on service performance, provide analytics that support service differentiation, and lower operational costs, among other benefits. Pro-Vision delivers full lifecycle service management across the entire MRV solution set with unified network view, thus enabling operators the ability to efficiently offer and support next generation services with accelerated service activation and restoration.

Lightwave also recognized MRV’s OptiPacket® OP-X1 as a leading-edge product. OP-X1 addresses higher bandwidth requirements due to the increased adoption of cloud services. It is the industry's first purpose-built 100Gbps Ethernet access device and a member of MRV’s Metro Service Edge platform, combining the features and expertise of MRV’s Optical and Packet product portfolios. It is designed to extend 100Gbps Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) capabilities to the last mile with scalability to thousands of CE services, advanced OAM and traffic management, and network function virtualization (NFV) capabilities.

“Our Pro-Vision and OptiPacket OP-X1 products reflect our ongoing investment in the development of market-driven products that enable new, state-of-the-art solutions to our customers to differentiate and efficiently introduce lucrative high-speed services,” stated Zeev Draer, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for MRV.

“Network operators today demand a high level of centralized control along with the ability to streamline and automate the provisioning and management of a multitude of new and dynamic applications. Pro-Vision is designed to support those efforts, while giving service providers the tools necessary for full lifecycle service orchestration (LSO). As software defined networking (SDN) and NFV increase in relevance and networks continue to evolve, products such as Pro-Vision and OP-X1 will only grow in importance. We are proud to have our achievement recognized by Lightwave. These products are a testament to our ongoing innovation.”

“On behalf of the Lightwave Innovation Reviews, I would like to congratulate MRV on its impressive score for Pro-Vision and the OptiPacket OP-X1,” said Lightwave Group Publisher, Rob Stuehrk. “This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most original and innovative products in the optical networking industry. We are pleased to recognize MRV for its meaningful contributions to the optical networking industry.”

Watch Lightwave’s video featuring MRV’s Pro-Vision and OptiPacket OP-X1 products by visiting http://www.mrv.com/resources/videos/mrv-high-scoring-2016-li....

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About LIGHTWAVE

For more than 30 years, Lightwave (www.lightwaveonline.com) has delivered trusted technical, application and business insights to senior-level decision makers for optical communications worldwide. Lightwave serves technology vendors, communications carriers and major enterprises with a complete and nuanced picture of the optical communications business environment. Lightwave is a valued information source for information related to FTTx, networking, equipment design, MSO optics, and test and measurement for corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and others making strategic decisions that are critical to the success of their businesses. Lightwave is a unit of PennWell Corporation.

About the 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews

The Lightwave Innovation Reviews is in its third year of recognizing and celebrating the industry’s most unique products and solutions that help optical communications professionals worldwide drive improvements and innovation in optical technology. Executives from Verizon, LightCounting Market Research, Cisco, Lumentum, and Huawei were among the third-party judges for the 2016 Innovation Reviews. Criteria used in the Innovation Awards rankings include, first and foremost: unique technology or application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications (NASDAQ: MRVC) enables service providers and data center operators to make their networks smarter, faster and more efficient. MRV’s end-to-end portfolio includes innovative packet, optical and software platforms designed for flexibility and reliability. To learn more about MRV visit www.mrv.com and follow us on Twitter @MRVC.

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