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Symmetricom Deploys IEEE 1588 in Over 100 Networks Worldwide

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Symmetricom, Inc.
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Press release date: October 3, 2011

Growing Number of Deployments Signals Commitment to IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Standard for Timing and Sync over Ethernet Backhaul

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Symmetricom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precision time and frequency technologies, today announced that its best-in-class IEEE 1588 solutions have now been deployed in over 100 networks globally. This milestone signifies strong momentum for PTP among operators and equipment vendors for frequency and phase (timing) synchronization.

"This is an important milestone for the mobile backhaul market as it accelerates the transition from TDM to packet networks," said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing at Symmetricom. "PTP is proven standards based technology with a large ecosystem supporting interoperability and seamless implementation in carrier networks of all sizes across the world."

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has proved the successful integration of Symmetricom's TimeProvider® 5000 IEEE 1588 Grandmaster Clock into their Mobile Backhaul solution and NetAct management system with more than 75 deployments serving more than 60,000 cellular base stations worldwide.

"We are seeing solid traction for PTP globally, as carriers are realizing that it is an ideal solution for ensuring service continuity when migrating from TDM networks to packet," said Martin Brundert, head of solutions management at Nokia Siemens Networks. "NSN and Symmetricom have worked closely over two years on timing over packet in our mobile backhaul solution and network management and we look forward to continued collaboration between the two companies."

Precision Time Protocol is an IEEE standard technology developed for IP-based networks to deliver both frequency and phase synchronization. IEEE 1588-based solutions are now widely deployed across multiple Ethernet backhaul networks, and PTP is the one technology that operators have come to rely on as legacy TDM technologies are displaced by Ethernet. Symmetricom provides a suite of best-in-class PTP solutions that address a wide variety of applications ranging from precise synchronization and high-capacity time stamping to the test and measurement of PTP networks.

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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:

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