MRV Poster: Carrier Ethernet Technical Reference

This large reference poster provides an overview of the MEF concepts and terms used for Carrier Ethernet (CE) services.

Carrier Ethernet Technical Reference Poster

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Extending MPLS to the Aggregation & Regional Metro Networks

Accelerating Packet-Optical Convergence


MRV offers the largest selection of pluggable optics at any speed, up to 100 Gbps.


Carrier Ethernet

MRV's OptiSwitch® family is an award-winning line of compact MEF Certified Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) service demarcation and 1st mile aggregation platforms designed to meet any Carrier Ethernet network requirement.  Powered by single and unified Master-OS™ operating software, the OptiSwitch® series ranges from the OS900 converged Layer 2 & Layer 3 Ethernet service demarcation to the OS9000 high-density 10GE packet-optical aggregation platforms.

OptiSwitch products are deployed in world’s most prominent Tier-1 networks offering service providers a full suite of carrier-grade Ethernet services along with high-availability, Hierarchical Quality of Service (H-QoS), security, Ethernet operation, administration and maintenance (OAM) support, and TDM circuit emulation services.

The comprehensive selection of hardware-based and multi-layer OAM features and tools offers flexible service awareness and enables rigid SLAs. OptiSwitch products meet IEEE, ITU, IETF standards and MEF specifications, offering complete control to simplify deployment and management while maintaining full interoperability and visibility into customer and provider networks.

OptiSwitch is fully compliant and certified with MEF CE 2.0 specifications that will enable service providers to transform their metro networks for a wide range of next-generation services from the growing 4G and LTE mobile backhaul requirements to creating differentiated L2, L3, IP/MPLS and MPLS VPN Business Ethernet services. MRV’s Pro-Vision®, Service Provisioning and Network Management system, further enriches the OptiSwitch CE 2.0 solution by enabling service creation with zero-touch mass deployment with rapid service turn-up. 

  • OptiSwitch® 9244-1210G is a High-density 10GE Carrier-Ethernet Packet-Optical Aggregation with the highest port count to form factor ratio along with lowest power consumption.    More »
  • OptiSwitch® 9124-410G is a Carrier-Ethernet Packet-Optical Aggregation platform for 1st and 2nd mile optical GE and 10GE NGN infrastructure.     More »
  • OptiSwitch® 940 is a 1RU small form-factor GE/10GE Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Service Demarcation and 10GE aggregation  device.   More »
  • The OptiSwitch® 912 is a 12-port Combo FE/GE compact Carrier Ethernet Service Demarcation device. The OS912 enables premium manageable Ethernet services with advanced traffic management and end-to-end multi-layer OAM tools for Service level conformance More »
  • The OptiSwitch® 906G series is a converged L2 Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and IP Service Demarcation device. The OS906G enables premium manageable Ethernet services with extensive traffic management and end-to-end control for Service level conformance.   More »
  • The OS904-MBH-4 is a compact Carrier Ethernet cell-site demarcation device that supports both Circuit Emulation Services (CES) as well as timing and synchronization service over packet switched networks (PSN).   More »
  • OptiSwitch® 606 is a highly price-competitive Carrier-Ethernet  entry-level Network Interface Device (NID) used to provide cost-effective mass deployment of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, and 1 Gbps MEF-compliant CE2.0 Ethernet services at customer premises with guaranteed SLAs.   More »

Business Ethernet services with end-to-end OAM for assured SLA offerings...more


Mobile  Backhaul (2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE) with Timing & Synchronization service (IEEE1588v2 and SyncE)...more

OptiSwitch® and Pro-Vision® Service Management easily enable the deployment of Carrier Ethernet services across multiple service providers..more


Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Enabled Cloud Services with bandwidth on demand and SLA & performance monitoring...more

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