SAN JOSE, USA: Symmetricom Inc. announced new capabilities for its TimeProvider 5000, a leading carrier-grade IEEE 1588-2008 Grandmaster Clock built to handle stringent frequency and phase requirements of next generation networks.
Major enhancements include the addition of carrier-grade Network Time Protocol (NTP), Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE), and T1/E1 support to its industry leading Precision Time Protocol (PTP) synchronization platform. Service providers can ensure they have the necessary timing protocols for 4G/LTE services. The TimeProvider 5000 Master Clock is the first solution of its kind supporting legacy networks that will enable service providers to deploy the necessary synchronization protocols to support next generation services.
"The transition to Ethernet and the convergence of IP-based voice, data and video are placing new demands on network synchronization," said Daryl Inniss, Components Practice Leader at Ovum. "Upcoming rollouts of 4G/LTE mobile networks are also adding new and unique timing demand on wireless backhaul. The forward looking approach that Symmetricom is taking with its products and enhancements with the TimeProvider 5000 is well targeted to provide operators with solutions for the next wave of carrier services and network technologies."