Zarlink Semiconductor has announced that ZTE Corp. will use its recently introduced Timing over Packet (ToP) products in new equipment targeting next-generation wireless network deployments. ZTE's products with Zarlink’s integrated ToP technology allow wireless network operators to deliver profitable voice, multimedia, data and mobile services over less expensive packet networks, while preserving service quality and performance for end-users. "Zarlink's ToP products are powerful solutions that solve critical network timing issues to enable high-quality services over packet networks,” said Xu Ming, VP with ZTE. “In addition, the easy-to-deploy, single-chip devices simplify and speed equipment design, allowing us to quickly introduce new products and gain share in a growing market." Zarlink's ToP technology allows timing and synchronization information to be distributed between radio network controllers and remote base stations over an Ethernet network. According to Zarlink, this means operators can replace multiple leased lines traditionally used to backhaul voice traffic between cell sites and switching centers with a more affordable packet infrastructure.