Symmetricom® and Rakon Partner in SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program for Small Cells

Symmetricom® and Rakon Partner in SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program for Small Cells

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif. and AUCKLAND, N.Z., Nov. 14, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif. and AUCKLAND, N.Z., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Symmetricom®, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYMM), a worldwide leader in precision time and
frequency technologies, Rakon, (NZX:RAK), a leading global provider of
frequency control solutions, today announced that Rakon has joined
Symmetricom's SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program.


The transition to all-IP networks and migration to 4G / LTE networks demand
strict timing and synchronisation requirements. Successful integration and
interoperability are key to ensuring that customers' end-to-end deployments
will maintain service continuity around the clock.

To meet these requirements and support the transition to packetised backhaul
networks and 4G / LTE mobile platforms, Symmetricom has established the
SyncWorld Ecosystem Program to enable interoperability and cooperation among
the vendors who will deliver on service providers' advanced networking

The addition of Rakon to the newly launched SyncWorld Ecosystem Small Cell
category will enable further benefits for network equipment manufacturers and
small cell vendors by offering best-of-breed timing and synchronisation

"Rakon's oscillators have garnered leading position in small cell designs,"
said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and business development for
Symmetricom. "We welcome Rakon to the SyncWorld Ecosystem Small Cells category
and look forward to a successful partnership as we continue to accelerate the
deployment of 4G/LTE networks."

"Symmetricom and Rakon have built a strategic partnership to provide a timing
and synchronisation solution for residential and enterprise small cells," said
Mary Carbin, Business Development Manager for Rakon. "The Symmetricom software
has been optimised to provide the best performance with Rakon oscillators
using Pluto and RTX-A TCXOs and Mercury IC based OCXOs depending on the small
cell class; wireless technology; indoor and outdoor use; NTP or PTP etc. This
proven combined solution enables network equipment manufacturers and original
design manufacturers to complete their small cell designs with lower risk and
faster time to market."

"The NTP/PTP software requires an extremely stable oscillator that maintains
performance over temperature extremes and with low aging. Rakon's oscillators
meet these challenging demands and are mature products in volume production;
ensuring low risk and a perfect fit with Symmetricom's software solution."

The solution comprises embedded SoftClock from Symmetricom (SCr for
residential and SCe for enterprise) that is embedded in all major baseband
processors and a Rakon oscillator.

About Rakon
Rakon (NZX:RAK) is a world leader in frequency control solutions that are at
the forefront of enabling connectivity, faster and more reliably. Rakon meets
the world's diverse frequency control market requirements; from consumer GPS
products, to telecommunications infrastructure through to aerospace and
defence. Rakon's broad product range includes crystals, VCXOs and TCXOs,
through to OCXOs with rubidium-equivalent performance. Offering a formidable
global manufacturing capability at 8 facilities, Rakon enables rapid and
economical delivery with local support from 14 offices worldwide. Within the
small cells space, Rakon's diverse technology addresses radio and transmission
at the mast-head, cabinet, central-office and home. The company's continued
investment in development has enabled products with unparalleled stability,
phase noise, size, power consumption and reliability. Together these support
flexibility and simplicity in multi-RAT product designs and high speed
transmission. Its unique "convergence" product family is currently designed
into 85%+ of deployed consumer and enterprise small cells. For more
information, visit: For latest news and developments
follow Rakon on Twitter, ('Rakon Limited').

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 the recipient of the following
2012 awards: Frost & Sullivan Global Technology Innovation Award, Best Carrier
Ethernet Core Product at Carrier Ethernet World Congress and GNSS Leadership
Product Award. Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices
worldwide. For more information, visit: or join
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Symmetricom Contact:
Tracy Schriver
t: +1-408-964-7649

Symmetricom Media Contact:
Liam Rose
GolinHarris for Symmetricom
t: +1-415-318-4380

Rakon Contact:
Mary Carbin
Business Development Manager
t: +44 (0) 7767 223 724

Rakon Media Contact:
Stephen Westwood
Marketing Manager
t: +64 (0) 21 651 808

SOURCE Symmetricom, Inc.

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