November 3, 2008

Symmetricom Packet Network Synchronization Experts to Speak at 6th International Telecom Sync Forum (ITSF)

Symmetricom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMM), a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency technologies that accelerate the deployment and enable the management of next generation networks, today announced that four of the company's packet network synchronization experts are invited speakers at the 6th International Telecom Sync Forum (ITSF) to be held November 4-6, 2008 at the Hilton Munich City, Rosenheimer Strasse 15 in Munich, Germany. Additionally, Symmetricom will exhibit its end-to-end carrier-class PackeTime(TM) solutions providing Precision Time Protocol (PTP) IEEE 1588 and Network Time Protocol (NTP) capabilities for next generation packet-based networks.

"Telecom operators recognize that they must bring the same high level of quality assurance consumers have come to expect in the circuit switched network environment to the packet based environment," commented Gurdip Jande, senior vice president of marketing at Symmetricom. "As service providers evolve to an IP-based architecture, Symmetricom's carrier-class PackeTime solutions are delivering next generation network-ready synchronization that is critical for a host of applications."

ITSF 2008 brings together service providers, network operators, system integrators, equipment vendors and enterprise users to meet with experts in the field of synchronization. The following timing and synchronization experts from Symmetricom are presenting:

Lee Cosart, Senior Technologist

Cosart holds several patents in measurement algorithm development and mathematical analysis for a variety of test equipment. He has served as chair, contributor and editor for committees responsible for network synchronization standardization for the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and the Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T).

"Synchronization Measurement and Analysis: TDM and Packet Networks"

Wednesday, November 5, 9:00 a.m. CET

George Zampetti, Chief Scientist

Zampetti provides technical leadership in innovative clock platforms, new primary reference clock designs and new timing protocols. He holds multiple patents in the arena of synchronization technology.

"Suitability of Packet Timing Metrics in Real Applications"

Wednesday, November 5, 10:00 a.m. CET

Hartmut Roth, Managing Director and ITSF steering group member

Roth manages Symmetricom's Telecom Solutions Division in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has extensive experience in synchronization and time and frequency with a particular focus on GPS disciplined primary reference systems.

"GENERATE: PRS, Protocols & Distribution Technologies"

Wednesday, November 5, 4:15 p.m. CET

Tim Frost, Principal Technologist and ITSF steering group member

Frost is a renowned industry specialist on next generation synchronization techniques. He has presented papers at ITSF 2005 and ITSF 2006.

"The Distribution of Precise Time Over Packet Networks"

Thursday, November 6, 3:00 p.m. CET

Product Showcase

Symmetricom will demonstrate its carrier-class PackeTime PTP IEEE 1588 family of products to facilitate cost-effective wireless backhaul, including the TimeProvider 5000 IEEE 1588 v2 Grandmaster Clock, the TimeProvider 500 Translator for the access network and the TimeProvider 1000 edge clock. The company will also show its PackeTime NTP SSU2000 platform and server blade, providing the performance, scale, availability and security that assure high Quality of Service (QoS) content delivery of next generation network applications, highly dependent on carrier-class NTP.

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About Symmetricom, Inc.

As a worldwide leader in precise time and frequency products and services, Symmetricom provides "Perfect Timing" to customers around the world. Since 1985, the company's solutions have helped define the world's time and frequency standards, delivering precision, reliability and efficiency to wireline and wireless networks, instrumentation and testing applications and network time management. Deployed in more than 90 countries, the company's synchronization solutions include primary reference sources, building integrated timing supplies (BITS), GPS timing receivers, time and frequency distribution systems, network time servers and ruggedized oscillators. Symmetricom also incorporates technologies including Universal Timing Interface (UTI), Network Time Protocol (NTP), Precision Time Protocol (IEEE 1588), and others supporting the world's migration to Next Generation Networks (NGN). Symmetricom is based in San Jose, Calif., with offices worldwide. For more information, visit