Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, reported accumulating multiple design wins with nine of the market share leaders in the IP Edge microwave/millimeter-wave backhaul networking equipment space. Collectively, these OEM customers account for nearly 60% market share in the microwave backhaul and 75% in the millimeter-wave backhaul segments. The wins leverage Vitesse’s technology leadership with VeriTime™, its patent-pending distributed timing technology with the industry’s highest accuracy IEEE1588v2 timing for IP Edge networks.

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Validated by several major OEMs in real-world tests, VeriTime represents fifth-generation IEEE1588v2 IP. Vitesse’s recent presentation of performance results to the ITU-T documented VeriTime’s better than 3ns per node accuracy over a nine-node IEEE1588v2 Transparent Clock ( TC) network chain and superior long-term phase stability, making it the industry’s only solution that fulfills TD-LTE and LTE-Advanced ( LTE-A) requirements in real-world tests today.

“Timing accuracy requirements for 4G/LTE-A/TD-LTE are at least six times more stringent than for 3G,” said Pat Diamond, timing industry veteran and pioneering member of the IEEE1588-2008 PTP Working Group, of Diamond Consulting. “Clearly, network equipment OEMs recognize this fact. Given the rigorous level of timing accuracy needed for LTE networks simply to function, solutions like Vitesse’s VeriTime enable OEMs to future-proof their equipment for tomorrow’s wireless backhaul networks.”

“We continually strive to strengthen our product leadership with innovations such as VeriTime to enable the massive bandwidth requirements in IP Edge and Mobile Access networks,” added Martin Nuss, chief technology officer at Vitesse. “Vitesse is fortunate to be able to work so closely with the leading wireless backhaul OEMs to bring advanced solutions to market. Today, Vitesse is the only silicon vendor who can enable microwave and millimeter-wave backhaul OEMs to deliver sub-10 nanosecond accurate IEEE1588v2 timing over their wireless links, and our design wins with the market share leaders is a strong vote of confidence for our solutions.”

VeriTime Target Market Projected to Grow

Increasing analyst projections by Infonetics and other market analysts forecast a cumulative $39 billion expenditure on mobile backhaul equipment from 2012 to 2016. For small cells, analysts expect that nearly 60-percent of backhaul connections will be wireless by 2016, using such technologies as microwave and millimeter-wave technology. Small cells will play a major role to provide more bandwidth through spatial re-use of the available spectrum.

Additionally, ABI Research forecasts that worldwide mobile data traffic will exceed 107 terabytes annually in 2017. This drives adoption of new mobile access technologies such as LTE and LTE-A, in combination with cost-effective IP/Ethernet-based backhaul, by service providers to meet the colossal bandwidth demand. These emerging access technologies rely on highly stringent packet timing requirements in order to function, making sub-10 nanosecond accurate timing imperative for carriers to deliver mobile ultrabroadband. Service providers are asking to provide such timing through the backhaul network itself, since GPS satellite timing is neither practical nor cost effective in the new mobile access network architecture.

About VeriTime for IP Edge and Wireless Backhaul

Vitesse’s IP Edge portfolio is fully standards compliant and interoperable with other synchronization solutions like Boundary Clocks ( BC) and software algorithm filtering solutions. Learn more at

Previously announced customers leveraging VeriTime technology include FibroLAN and Bridgewave Communications.

About Vitesse

Vitesse (NASDAQ: VTSS) designs a diverse portfolio of high-performance semiconductor solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks worldwide. Vitesse products enable the fastest-growing network infrastructure markets including Mobile Access/IP Edge, Cloud Computing and SMB/SME Enterprise Networking. Visit or follow us on Twitter @VitesseSemi.

Vitesse is a registered trademark and VeriTime is a trademark of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective holders.


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