Posts about LTE

The new “enhanced” primary reference time clock (PRTC) recommendation from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), G.8272.1, looks set to be one of this year’s key innovations in the world of network synchronization. Aimed at producing the levels of accuracy necessary for 5G, enhanced PRTCs (ePRTCs) go far beyond the current technology. While the time output of today’s PRTCs should be accurate to within 100ns of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), this new generation of clocks promises to deliver time to within just 30ns. ePRTCs also offer a greater level of reliability – unlike current PRTC technology, which has no holdover specifications, the emerging enhanced clocks are able to hold time accurately for 14 days, ensuring time service performance during GNSS outages ...
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Most of us enjoy our broadband connectivity through traditional methods of fixed (DSL, cable, fiber) or wireless (3G/4G, satellite, FWA). However, there remains a significant portion of the world’s population where those methods of connectivity are either impractical or simply too expensive to pursue ...
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Assuring today’s networks is a tough job and will become more difficult near term as demand for higher performance, increased volume and quick innovation peaks. The rapid migration to packet-based technologies has created a timing issue that could limit application performance and even jeopardize your business. Operators of high performance networks require highly accurate timing information and assurance. Precise timing is a vital ingredient for ...
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I'm very excited about the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. 5G will be a hot topic and so will NFV. In fact, I'm excited about so many aspects of MWC that I decided to make a list in alphabetical order: A is for ADVA Optical Networking, which is my new home after the acquisition of Overture. Together, we form the new NFV Powerhouse. B is for Barcelona, home of Mobile World Congress. Barcelona is a beautiful place with AMAZING food. C is for Cava, a perfect local libation that pairs quite well with Barcelona’s seafood ...

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