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Symmetricom Introduces a New Class of Products for Synchronizing Small Cells and LTE Networks

Edge Master Clocks are optimized to deliver precise time at the edge of the network

SAN JOSE, Calif. and BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Symmetricom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precision time and frequency technologies, today introduced a new portfolio of Edge Master Clocks specifically designed to support small cell deployments for 3G and 4G/LTE networks. The Symmetricom TimeProvider® 2700 and 2300 Edge Master Clocks are the industry's first offering of optimized synchronization solutions that deliver precise time at the network edge, supporting small cell deployments, and improving mobile services experience for end-users.  

According to Cisco®'s new Visual Networking Index (VNI) for mobile traffic, global mobile traffic is projected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 66 percent for the next five years, doubling 13 times by 2017. In support of the growing demand for mobile data, major wireless carriers are deploying small cells to boost capacity and enhance coverage in metropolitan areas where people congregate such as sporting venues, shopping and dining districts.

"The advent of small cells in the mobile network increases the complexity of synchronization.  Small cells need to be synchronized within the tight tolerances of precision defined by the standards and required for delivery of end user services," said Jennifer Pigg, vice president, Yankee Group. "Moving master clock capability to the edge will help satisfy several requirements that mobile operators tell us are critical for improving service delivery and performance at the edge of the network where bandwidth is needed the most."

Mobile operators benefit from small cell deployments by delivering increased coverage and capacity to end-users while maximizing efficient use of scarce spectrum resources. Precise timing and synchronization ensures delivery of increased network capacity and coverage, and is critical to the successful deployment of small cells.

"Small cells are necessary to increase capacity and coverage required by data hungry customers who continue to consume data as a part of their mobile lifestyles," said Dror Nemirovsky, Head of Packet Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks. "The Symmetricom Edge Master Clocks complement the investment our customers have made in the TimeProvider 5000 and enable Nokia Siemens Networks to serve operator requirements for increased network performance as they deploy LTE."

The TimeProvider 2700 and 2300 Edge Master Clocks are IEEE 1588 (PTP) synchronization solutions designed to meet the deployment requirements for small cells in current networks by locating a grandmaster at or near the edge, or by overlaying the network with advanced boundary clocks at specific locations. They enable carrier networks to support LTE-TDD and LTE-A stringent requirements for frequency and phase synchronization without having to replace existing equipment in the backhaul network. In frequency synchronized networks (LTE-FDD, as well as 2G/3G), Edge Master Clocks can be deployed to eliminate timing issues caused by the backhaul network and high packet delay (PDV) environments inherent in Carrier Ethernet networks.

The TimeProvider 2700 and 2300 Edge Master Clocks provide service reliability, deployment flexibility and unified manageability. Multi-sync capability ensures service continuity in the event of loss of one or more of the primary sync signals or the GNSS signal is compromised. The solution is also optimized for deployment in small to large networks with license options supporting between 8 and 64 base stations and/or small cells, allowing for network scalability. Symmetricom clocks are managed by a cohesive management system TimePictra®, which provides end-to-end visibility of the entire synchronization network.

Service providers are able to extend the benefits of their existing investment in the industry's leading TimeProvider® 5000 Grandmaster and TimePictra Management System with the TimeProvider 2700 and 2300 Edge Master Clocks. The TimeProvider 2700 and 2300 enable frequency and phase synchronization at the network edge, which is critical to successful small cell deployments, and offers the industry's first end-to-end synchronization solution for small cell and LTE networks.  

The Edge Master Clocks in the new portfolio are:

  • TimeProvider 2700 Edge Grandmaster Clock:
    • Primary reference time clock (PRTC) compliant with G.8272 performance requirements
    • Allows adoption of G.8275.2 partial on-path support
    • Flexible inputs: GPS / GLONASS, PTP, T1/E1, SyncE
    • Outputs: PTP, T1/E1, SyncE, 1PPS ToD
  • TimeProvider 2300 Edge Boundary Clock:
    • Partial on-path support compliant with G.8275.2
    • Eliminates need for GPS / GLONASS everywhere
    • Flexible inputs: PTP, T1/E1, SyncE
    • Outputs: PTP, T1/E1, SyncE, 1PPS ToD

"Small cells synchronization is a multi-faceted challenge and requires an innovative approach," said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and business development for Symmetricom. "The TimeProvider 2700 and 2300 Edge Master Clocks are specifically designed to meet the scalability, performance, reliability and cost requirements for synchronizing small cells at the edge of the mobile network."

With IEEE 1588 solutions deployed globally in more than 150 networks, and the industry-leading SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program, Symmetricom is committed to delivering the industry's most comprehensive synchronization solutions for 3G and 4G/LTE networks.

To learn more about Symmetricom's TimeProvider 2700 and 2300 Edge Master Clocks, please visit: http://www.symmetricom.com/products/ieee-1588-ptp-solutions/ptp-servers/TimeProvider-2700-and-TimeProvider-2300/

About Symmetricom, Inc.
Symmetricom (NASDAQ:SYMM), a world leader in precise time solutions, sets the world's standard for time. The company generates, distributes and applies precise time for the communications, aerospace/defense, IT infrastructure, power and metrology industries. Symmetricom's customers, from communications service providers and network equipment manufacturers to governments and their suppliers worldwide, are able to build more reliable networks and systems by using the company's advanced timing technologies, atomic clocks, services and solutions. All products support today's precise timing standards, including GPS-based timing, IEEE 1588 (PTP), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Synchronous Ethernet and DOCSIS® timing. Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.symmetricom.com or join the dialogue at http://www.twitter.com/symmetricom.

About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is the world's specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world's most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly. With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 100 countries and had net sales of approximately 13.8 billion euros in 2012. http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

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