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Symmetricom Announces Worldwide Availability of IEEE 1588 PTP Translator

March 26, 2009
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Symmetricom® Inc., a leader in precise time and frequency technologies that accelerate the deployment and enable the management of next generation networks, announced the worldwide availability of its TimeProvider® 500 IEEE 1588-2008 PTP Translator System. A standalone, compact device, the TimeProvider 500 is a Precision Time Protocol (PTP) translator that enables network service providers and equipment manufacturers to accelerate the upgrade of their existing network infrastructure to accommodate next generation, packet-based timing and synchronization over Ethernet backhaul. The TimeProvider 500 is being featured at International CTIA WIRELESS 2009, April 1-3, 2009 in Las Vegas, NV.

“The TimeProvider 500 enables network operators to dramatically reduce their operating costs by enabling immediate migration from a traditional TDM backhaul infrastructure to Ethernet backhaul without compromising quality of service,” commented Gurdip Jande, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Symmetricom. “Ready for immediate deployment to wireless carriers, the TimeProvider 500 does not require a forklift upgrade to existing base station equipment, resulting in lower Capex and Opex expenditures while increasing network bandwidth.”

The TimeProvider 500 has been successfully deployed in more than two dozen PTP lab trials and is currently being rolled out by a major North American wireless service provider. Extremely easy to implement, it eliminates the need for a native, embedded PTP client solution in base stations and other end-point devices, allowing for rapid deployment of Ethernet backhaul with quick ROI. Symmetricom is also featuring its TimeProvider 5000 at CTIA Wireless. The TimeProvider 5000, a carrier class PTP grandmaster, utilizes a fully redundant hardware architecture to deliver the highest possible level of reliability and resiliency for critical timing and frequency applications in IP/MPSL packet-based networks.

Symmetricom’s Senior Marketing Director, Rajendra Datta, will be speaking on the panel, “Synchronization Keeps Ethernet Backhaul on Time” at the “IP Backhaul: Getting More for Less” conference on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 10:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. PDT in room N257/259. Datta and other industry experts will be discussing synchronization options for IP/Ethernet, emerging ITU and IEEE standards and how wireless operators can incorporate synchronization into their next generation backhaul networks.


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