Wednesday, May 28, 2008

SOFTBANK TELECOM Selects MRV's Optical Platform

Japan's SOFTBANK TELECOM has deplyed MRV's Fiber Driver optical multi-service platform as the basis for its Japan-wide ATM access network. SOFTBANK TELECOM has configured the network using a unique bi-directional single fiber capability that allowed the company to reduce its fiber needs overall and significantly reduce its operating expenditures from the beginning of the project. The network includes more than several thousand Fiber Driver demarcation devices, and leverages the system's link monitoring capabilities coupled with its Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) management framework for service level assurance. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"This network marks one of our largest installations worldwide with a tier-one carrier and demonstrates that the high-performance and feature-rich Fiber Driver platform can scale to serve the needs of very large networks," said Noam Lotan, president and CEO of MRV Communications.

Nihon Cornet Technology, K.K. serves as MRV's master distributor in Japan.

MRV's Fiber Driver optical multi-service product line provides a full range of solutions like services demarcation, media conversion, signal repeating and fiber-optimization, including coarse and dense WDM capabilities. Both managed and unmanaged solutions are offered, including rack-mount, modular systems and desktop systems.