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Symmetricom Announces IEEE 1588 Solutions Deployment in over 100 Networks

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October 04, 2011

Symmetricom Announces IEEE 1588 Solutions Deployment in over 100 Networks

By Rajani Baburajan
TMCnet Contributor


Symmetricom (News - Alert), a global provider of precision time and frequency technologies, announced that it has deployed its IEEE (News - Alert) 1588 solutions in over 100 networks globally.

This is an important milestone for the company as it reflects strong momentum for Precision Time Protocol (PTP) among operators and equipment vendors for frequency and phase timing synchronization. PTP is an IEEE standard technology developed for IP-based networks to deliver both frequency and phase synchronization.

“This is an important milestone for the mobile backhaul market as it accelerates the transition from TDM to packet networks,” said Manish Gupta (News - Alert), vice president of marketing at Symmetricom, in a statement. “PTP is proven standards based technology with a large ecosystem supporting interoperability and seamless implementation in carrier networks of all sizes across the world.”

One of the Symmetricom customers, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), a telecom equipment provider, has integrated Symmetricom‘s TimeProvider 5000 IEEE 1588 Grandmaster Clock into their mobile backhaul solution and NetAct management system. NSN has more than 75 deployments serving more than 60,000 cellular base stations worldwide with Symmetricom.

“We are seeing solid traction for PTP globally, as carriers are realizing that it is an ideal solution for ensuring service continuity when migrating from TDM networks to packet,” said Martin Brundert, head of solutions management at Nokia (News - Alert) Siemens Networks.

“NSN and Symmetricom have worked closely over two years on timing over packet in our mobile backhaul solution and network management and we look forward to continued collaboration between the two companies,” Brundert added.

Recently, Symmetricom announced the latest release of SSU 2000, a Network Equipment Building System (NEBS)-certified manageable system that generates and distributes precise synchronization signals for both traditional SONET/SDH networks and modern Ethernet/IP networks.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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