Chronos’ partner Symmetricom has deployed PackeTime systems enabling IEEE 1588 v2 Precision Time Protocol in more than 150 networks globally
Strong rise in deployments indicates market adoption of PTP 1588 as the standard of choice for synchronization over Ethernet
11 June 2012 - Chronos’ partner Symmetricom has announced that it has deployed PackeTime(R) Systems providing IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) in more than 150 networks worldwide. This milestone demonstrates strong momentum for IEEE 1588 as the standard for distributing synchronisation for operators and carriers over Ethernet network infrastructures.
IEEE 1588 is a synchronisation protocol developed for IP-based networks that delivers both frequency and phase synchronisation, and is being deployed to support carriers worldwide transitioning their networks to Ethernet backhaul. According to Heavy Reading's Ethernet Backhaul Quarterly Tracker Service published March 2012, IEEE 1588 is expected to be the primary synchronisation solution in over one million Ethernet cell sites by 2015.
Symmetricom is working with key industry players such as Nokia Siemens Networks, an early adopter of IEEE 1588, to deploy and develop PTP technologies. Nokia Siemens Networks has already deployed the standard in more than 80 networks.
"IEEE 1588 is becoming a key synchronisation standard as networks transition from TDM to packet-based to support 4G/LTE network requirements," said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and business development for Symmetricom. "We see this trend continuing and we look forward to supporting the transition with a comprehensive portfolio of IEEE 1588 solutions."
For more information about IEEE 1588 solutions, please visit: http://www.chronos.co.uk/index.php/en/ieee-1588-2008-ptp.html