MRV Fiber Driver™ Helps Business Comms Provider Deliver New IP Voice and Data Services
CHATSWORTH, CA - June 01, 2010 - MRV COMMUNICATIONS, INC., today announced that Broadview Networks has implemented the Fiber DriverTM optical multi-service platform to increase the bandwidth on its backbone network in response to its recent surge in data traffic from several successful new services. The Fiber Driver will serve as the basis for its network expansion and 10 Gigabit (10G) Ethernet migration. MRV Communications, Inc. is a leading supplier of optical communication systems for high-speed carrier and enterprise networks.
The success of Broadview’s OfficeSuiteTM hosted IP telephony service and MPLS-based data services brought about a significant increase in its data traffic. To increase the bandwidth on its backbone network, Broadview implemented the Fiber Driver on its regional networks in Boston, New York and Philadelphia. The carrier had built a fiber optics-based SONET network in these regions and needed to simultaneously increase throughput to OC-192 speeds, while also migrating to 10G Ethernet for native transport of its new IP services.
Broadview Networks is a network-based business communications provider known for its ability to deliver complete voice and data services to its nationwide small and medium business customers. Broadview provides the total solution for business communications including local and long distance voice communications; premises-based and patented hosted voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) systems; data services encompassing virtual private network (VPN) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-enabled applications; traditional telephone hardware; high-speed Internet services; a full suite of managed services; and a range of professional services.
“With the Fiber Driver system in place, we now have the foundation to grow with our customers in a simple, cost-effective way,” said Sanjay Patel, Vice President of Technology for Broadview Networks. “MRV’s extensive knowledge and experience in transport optics, coupled with its ability to focus in on our specific needs, provided a very smooth transition, and we look forward to working with MRV as we continue to evolve our transport network to meet the changing needs of our customers.”
The Fiber Driver network provides Broadview with the ability to move cost-effectively to a dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) network. Broadview uses MRV’s MegavisionTM network management software to help it maintain high uptime and to quickly reconfigure its network to meet customer needs.
“With growing user interest in bandwidth-intensive services such as online video and cloud-based solutions, carriers need to have a network that can evolve to meet the varying bandwidth demands that these new services bring,” said Noam Lotan, chief executive officer of MRV Communications. “By implementing the Fiber Driver platform, Broadview Networks now has a flexible DWDM network offering the bandwidth and flexibility it needs to serve its customers.”
About Fiber Driver
MRV’s Fiber Driver optical multi-service product line provides a full range of services such as demarcation, media conversion, signal repeating and fiber-optimization solutions, including coarse and dense WDM capabilities. Both managed and unmanaged solutions are available, including rack-mount, modular systems and desktop systems. The Fiber Driver line includes several families of products with the flexibility of hundreds of combinations and system options for any type of optical or copper technology, covering virtually every protocol in use in networking today. With a power consumption of 3W - 5W per 10Gbps interface, the Fiber Driver optical multiservice platform consumes 20% - 30% less power than competing optical transport systems. In testing using the TEEER power efficiency standard, the Fiber Driver optical transport system achieved a rating up to 9.84 out of 10, making it one of the highest efficiency optical networking systems on the market.
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