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Interoperability Program Promotes a Standards-Based Approach to Support Synchronization and Precise Timing

Tue, 03/22/2011 - 7:44am
Symmetricom®, Inc. today announced the launch of its SyncWorld program to support precise timing and synchronization requirements for 4G/LTE deployments that ensure seamless integration for service provider networks. The SyncWorld program represents all elements of the mobile value chain from embedded to network equipment manufacturers. Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco are among the first companies to join the program.

“Time to market requirements of service providers requires everyone to pre-define interoperability parameters to ensure deployment of tested and proven solutions,” said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing at Symmetricom. “We look forward to working closely with our partners to test and integrate precise timing and synchronization solutions and support the rapid deployment of 4G/LTE networks.”

Timing and synchronization are vital to effectively deliver voice, data, video services, location based services and application, and E911 across networks. The SyncWorld program requires interoperability testing between Symmetricom and the program members to ensure delivery of precise timing and synchronization services across the network. Service providers benefit from receiving testing documentation and joint deployment guidelines developed for network engineering and planning.

“Timing and synchronization is becoming critical as carriers make the move to Ethernet,” said Patrick Donegan, senior analyst at Heavy Reading. “As Ethernet backhaul and other 4G backhaul technologies roll out, service providers are looking at pre-tested and integrated solutions in the marketplace. Programs like SyncWorld are timely as it is imperative that the industry works together to address interoperability problems faced by providing integrated timing and synchronization solutions.”

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