Symmetricom Introduces Small Cells Category to SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program

 Symmetricom Introduces Small Cells Category to SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program

Alcatel-Lucent, Broadcom, Cavium, Contela, CS Corporation, Mindspeed, Node-H,
Qualcomm Atheros, and Rakon partner with Symmetricom to support the Small
Cells Ecosystem Category

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Symmetricom^®, Inc. (NASDAQ:
SYMM), a worldwide leader in precision time and frequency technologies, today
introduced the launch of a new small cells-focused category within its
SyncWorld^® Ecosystem Program. Developed to support the integration with
Symmetricom's SCr/SCe NTP/ PTP and sGPS SoftClocks and interoperability
between Symmetricom Grandmaster clocks and other small cells solutions, the
category aims to facilitate validated deployments of timing and
synchronization with various small cells products in 3G and 4G/LTE
architectures. Current partners in the program include leading small cell
players Alcatel-Lucent, Broadcom, Cavium, Contela, CS Corporation, Mindspeed,
Node-H, Qualcomm Atheros, and Rakon.


Small cells are a key component of 3G and 4G architectures as they add
capacity to the mobile network and allow service providers the maximum
leverage of scarce spectrum resources. Successful HetNet deployments require
small cells to synchronize seamlessly with the macro base stations
irrespective of backhaul type. Also, small cell design cycles need to be short
to meet the fast evolving market needs. SyncWorld brings together all players
in the ecosystem including semiconductors, oscillators, software, test
equipment and system vendors to drive cost effective and shortened design
cycles by enabling architectural harmony and interoperability.

Analyst firm Infonetics forecasts the global small cell market to grow to $2.1
billion in 2016 as small cells have emerged as a key solution to deliver
increased network capacity. Symmetricom has delivered a number of solutions
with partners along with the introduction of the industry's first small cell
synchronization solution, SCr/SCe NTP/ PTP and sGPS SoftClocks for residential
and enterprise small cells. The small cells segment within the SyncWorld
Ecosystem Program will ensure that interoperability needs are met as service
providers accelerate their deployment plans.

"The small cells category represents leaders across the entire value chain,"
said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and business development for
Symmetricom. "Working together, SyncWorld small cell members will be able to
give service providers a comprehensive, integrated and simplified solution
that is interoperable and supports the specifications required to support
4G/LTE networks."

The SyncWorld Ecosystem Program enables vendors to cooperate with the goal of
providing complete solutions that interoperate with the most recognized timing
and synchronization solution provider in the industry. Vendors that produce
silicon, small cell access point, software and oscillators are invited to
apply for the program online at

With solutions deployed globally in more than 150 networks, Symmetricom is
committed to partnering with trusted end-to-end technology providers which
deploy and maintain networks on behalf of operators.

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
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Partner Quotes:


"The OCTEON Fusion processor family, with its market leading performance,
continues to gain momentum in the small cell market," said YJ Kim, General
Manager, Infrastructure Processor Group, Cavium. "Cavium is pleased to bring
a joint market-ready small cell IEEE 1588 precision timing solution to market
with Symmetricom, and to join the Symmetricom SyncWorld Ecosystem."


"Contela has had successful commercial experience with 3G/WCDMA small cell
deployments and that has a lot to do with our leading small cell products that
have integrated Symmetricom's NTP Client software with packet-based
synchronization solutions," said Mr. Young-Kyu Kim, general manager of
Contela. "The SCr/SCe NTP/ PTP and sGPS SoftClock  from Symmetricom was
selected for its quality to support Contela's 3G and 4G offerings."

CS Corporation

"Precise timing is an essential element of a successful small cell network
deployment to support LTE networks," said Dr. Hak-Yong Lee, CTO of CS
Corporation. "As a top choice among software-based timing and frequency
solutions in the industry, Symmetricom's SCe SoftClock has helped validate our
4G/LTE Femtocell technology."


"As the small cell market continues to grow and our market share increases, we
continue to innovate our products," commented Alan Taylor, director of product
management of Mindspeed's Wireless division. "By incorporating support for
NTP, PTP and uniquely high-performance GPS into our chips, Mindspeed has
removed another significant pain point for OEMs, demonstrating once again our
technology lead in small cells."

Qualcomm Atheros

"Being a part of the SyncWorld Ecosystem represents an opportunity to bring
the combined expertise of Qualcomm Atheros and Symmetricom to the small cell
market," said Nick Karter, vice president of business development, Qualcomm
Atheros. "We are pleased to collaborate with Symmetricom to deliver solutions
that enable carriers to build the next generation of small cell networks."


"Symmetricom and Rakon have built a strategic partnership to provide a timing
and synchronisation solution for residential and enterprise small cells," said
Dr Sinan Altug, Rakon's Global Business Development & Application Director.
"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."


Symmetricom Contact:
Tracy Schriver
Symmetricom, Inc.
t: 408-964-7649

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

SOURCE Symmetricom, Inc.

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