Symmetricom Awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2012 Global Technology Innovation Award

Award recognizes new standard set forth by Symmetricom in LTE synchronization

Oct 23, 2012, 09:00 ET from Symmetricom, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Symmetricom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precision time and frequency technologies, today announced that it has been awarded Frost & Sullivan's 2012 Global Technology Innovation Award for its accomplishments in LTE synchronization. This recognition validates that Symmetricom's end-to-end solutions have defined a new standard in supporting the strict timing and synchronization requirements for successful LTE and LTE-Advanced rollouts. 


LTE deployments require Ethernet/IP in backhaul networks. This migration from SONET/SDH to Ethernet/IP creates complexity in achieving reliable timing and synchronization, which is critical to the reliable delivery of voice, data, location-based services and other applications on LTE networks. To reap the benefits of Ethernet backhaul, networks must support stringent frequency and phase requirements, and embrace packet timing protocols such as IEEE 1588 (PTP) to support 4G/LTE services.

"Frost & Sullivan's analysis clearly shows that Symmetricom has set new standards in LTE synchronization by successfully conducting the industry's first LTE synchronization interoperability tests over IPv6," said Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Mariano Kimbara. "With the telecommunications industry rapidly migrating from 3G networks to LTE/4G networks and backhaul providers shifting from TDM to IP and Ethernet-based infrastructures, Symmetricom's industry-leading solutions in network synchronization and timekeeping are crucial in shaping the future of the industry."

The Technology Innovation Award is presented to the company that has excelled in the following five key criteria: uniqueness of technology, impact on new products/applications, impact on functionality, impact on customer value and relevance of innovation to industry.

Symmetricom's technology and market contributions in LTE synchronization includes a robust product portfolio consisting of a broad range of systems and embedded software solutions that extend from the network core to small cells. Innovations include delivering the industry's highest capacity PTP Grandmaster, first multi-sync SoftClock client for network infrastructure, macro cells and small cells, rubidium atomic clocks and the industry-leading synchronization management solution.

"Earning Frost & Sullivan's prestigious Technology Innovation Award is a major accomplishment for Symmetricom," said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and business development. "It validates our investments and innovations to establish a new benchmark for the deployment of precise end-to-end synchronization to support 4G/LTE services."

Symmetricom has led the global implementation of the packet-based IEEE 1588 timing protocol with more than 150 network deployments to date. And in response to market needs to deliver a seamless solution, Symmetricom established the SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program, which focuses on interoperability and cooperation among network equipment vendors throughout the mobile communications value chain to ensure that advanced networking requirements are met.

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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 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: or join the dialogue at


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