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Symmetricom's TimeProvider® 5000 Grandmaster Clock Awarded Best Carrier Ethernet Core Product At Carrier Ethernet World Congress

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Symmetricom®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precision time and frequency technologies, today announced that the TimeProvider® 5000, the company's flagship carrier-grade IEEE 1588 Grandmaster Clock, has been named the Best Carrier Ethernet Core Product by the IIR Carrier Ethernet Awards - EMEA 2012.


Symmetricom's TimeProvider 5000 Grandmaster Clock is the only carrier-grade solution supporting multiple synchronization solutions including IEEE 1588 (PTP), Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE), and Network Time Protocol (NTP).  It is the recognized timing gold standard supporting both networks transitioning from TDM to IP as well as for greenfield packet networks. The TimeProvider® 5000 interoperates with many leading Ethernet solutions providers such as Cisco, Alcatel Lucent, and Nokia Siemens Networks as showcased by the SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program.

"The TimeProvider® 5000 is designed to handle the most stringent timing requirements of packet-based next generation networks," said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and business development at Symmetricom. "Being recognized by the Carrier Ethernet World Congress affirms the value of the only multi-protocol synchronization timing solution available to service providers deploying carrier Ethernet networks globally."

The world's largest mobile telecommunications carrier, China Mobile recently selected the TimeProvider® 5000 to support IEEE 1588 (PTP) and Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) for its Packet Transport Network (PTN) deployment. Symmetricom's PTP solutions are deployed globally in over 150 networks worldwide, including leading Tier-1 carriers.

The IIR Carrier Ethernet Awards – EMEA 2012 recognizes excellence and leadership in the development, marketing and delivery of Carrier Ethernet Services. Winners in the Best Carrier Ethernet Core Product category were chosen for providing the most effective Carrier Ethernet core product enabling effective provisioning and dynamic bandwidth control of high-capacity services. The awards ceremony and winner selection took place during an evening reception at the 2012 Carrier Ethernet World Congress on the 18th of September in Barcelona, Spain.

For more information about Carrier Ethernet World Congress and the Carrier Ethernet Awards – EMEA 2012, please visit:

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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: or join the dialogue at


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