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TMCNet:  Symmetricom® and Rakon Partner in SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program for Small Cells

[November 14, 2012]

Symmetricom® and Rakon Partner in SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program for Small Cells

SAN JOSE, Calif. and AUCKLAND, N.Z., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Symmetricom®, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYMM), a worldwide leader in precision time and frequency technologies, Rakon, (NZX:RAK), a leading global provider of frequency control solutions, today announced that Rakon has joined Symmetricom's SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program.



(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110829/AQ59077LOGO) The transition to all-IP networks and migration to 4G / LTE networks demand strict timing and synchronisation requirements. Successful integration and interoperability are key to ensuring that customers' end-to-end deployments will maintain service continuity around the clock.

To meet these requirements and support the transition to packetised backhaul networks and 4G / LTE mobile platforms, Symmetricom has established the SyncWorld Ecosystem Program to enable interoperability and cooperation among the vendors who will deliver on service providers' advanced networking requirements.

The addition of Rakon to the newly launched SyncWorld Ecosystem Small Cell category will enable further benefits for network equipment manufacturers and small cell vendors by offering best-of-breed timing and synchronisation solutions.

"Rakon's oscillators have garnered leading position in small cell designs," said Manish Gupta, vice president of marketing and business development for Symmetricom. "We welcome Rakon to the SyncWorld Ecosystem Small Cells category and look forward to a successful partnership as we continue to accelerate the deployment of 4G/LTE networks." "Symmetricom and Rakon have built a strategic partnership to provide a timing and synchronisation solution for residential and enterprise small cells," said Mary Carbin, Business Development Manager for Rakon. "The Symmetricom software has been optimised to provide the best performance with Rakon oscillators using Pluto and RTX-A TCXOs and Mercury IC based OCXOs depending on the small cell class; wireless technology; indoor and outdoor use; NTP or PTP etc. This proven combined solution enables network equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers to complete their small cell designs with lower risk and faster time to market." "The NTP/PTP software requires an extremely stable oscillator that maintains performance over temperature extremes and with low aging. Rakon's oscillators meet these challenging demands and are mature products in volume production; ensuring low risk and a perfect fit with Symmetricom's software solution." The solution comprises embedded SoftClock from Symmetricom (SCr for residential and SCe for enterprise) that is embedded in all major baseband processors and a Rakon oscillator.

About Rakon Rakon (NZX:RAK) is a world leader in frequency control solutions that are at the forefront of enabling connectivity, faster and more reliably. Rakon meets the world's diverse frequency control market requirements; from consumer GPS products, to telecommunications infrastructure through to aerospace and defence. Rakon's broad product range includes crystals, VCXOs and TCXOs, through to OCXOs with rubidium-equivalent performance. Offering a formidable global manufacturing capability at 8 facilities, Rakon enables rapid and economical delivery with local support from 14 offices worldwide. Within the small cells space, Rakon's diverse technology addresses radio and transmission at the mast-head, cabinet, central-office and home. The company's continued investment in development has enabled products with unparalleled stability, phase noise, size, power consumption and reliability. Together these support flexibility and simplicity in multi-RAT product designs and high speed transmission. Its unique "convergence" product family is currently designed into 85%+ of deployed consumer and enterprise small cells. For more information, visit: http://www.rakon.com. For latest news and developments follow Rakon on Twitter, ('Rakon Limited').

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 the recipient of the following 2012 awards: Frost & Sullivan Global Technology Innovation Award, Best Carrier Ethernet Core Product at Carrier Ethernet World Congress and GNSS Leadership Product Award. Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.symmetricom.com or join the dialogue at http://www.twitter.com/symmetricom.

SYMM-G Symmetricom Contact: Tracy Schriver Symmetricom t: +1-408-964-7649 tschriver@symmetricom.com Symmetricom Media Contact: Liam Rose GolinHarris for Symmetricom t: +1-415-318-4380 lrose@golinharris.com Rakon Contact: Mary Carbin Business Development Manager t: +44 (0) 7767 223 724 mary.carbin@rakon.com Rakon Media Contact: Stephen Westwood Marketing Manager t: +64 (0) 21 651 808 stephen.westwood@rakon.com SOURCE Symmetricom, Inc.

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