MRV Communications Inc. has been selected by fiber optics and telecommunications service provider Cross River Fiber to light its dark fiber network. By leveraging MRV’s packet and optical technology, Cross River Fiber will transform from a dark fiber provider to a managed network provider. MRV’s OptiDriver optical transport solution will interconnect its footprint with third-party providers to expand capacity between New Jersey and New York City. The OptiSwitch Carrier Ethernet platform will also be deployed to enable managed connectivity for carrier access and targeted enterprise vertical sectors. “As Cross River Fiber continues to expand, MRV is the ideal partner to light our network with their ‘pay as you grow’ solution,” said Vincenzo Clemente, CEO of Cross River Fiber. “We have already benefited from MRV’s industry-leading, cost-effective technology for quite some time, and the work we are currently doing with MRV is taking Cross River Fiber to the next level through significant network enhancements. Our clients in every vertical – from healthcare to government, education, enterprise, and carrier – will enjoy connectivity that is second to none.” The technology’s design delivers total cost of ownership and end-to-end transport solutions for customers with various connection requirements. Cross River Fiber will now support enterprise customers with Ethernet, optical transport network and synchronous data transmission on optical media requirements. “MRV is privileged to provide technology to power Cross River Fiber’s next-generation network,” said Scott St. John, senior vice president of global sales and service for MRV Communications. “Cross River Fiber customers will now have access to sophisticated network solutions for interconnecting their data centers and enterprise locations, as well as for connecting with vital cloud providers, within the New Jersey and metropolitan New York City area.” MRV develops packet, optical and software platforms for service providers, data center operators and enterprises. Cross River Fiber is a dark fiber optic and telecommunications service provider that designs, constructs and maintains a wholly owned and diversified independent fiber-optic network infrastructure.