Posts about Timing

Financial markets are currently governed by strict rules; one of these being the requirement to record when a deal has been brokered. Typically, the finance industry has logged this by day, date and time. However, new rules to be introduced in 2018 will mean much more stringent parameters are put in place ...
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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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Timing issues have been a concern of mobile network architects ever since Ethernet - an inherently asynchronous protocol - became important for mobile backhaul. The reasons are obvious enough: without exquisitely maintained timing relationships, user experience degrades or calls terminate because they are not handed over properly from one cell to the next.
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The mobile industry stands on the precipice of one of the biggest changes it's ever encountered. The actions mobile network operators (MNOs) take now will not only directly impact their customers but will also dramatically impact their bottom line. There's no escaping this shift. Mobile data is a Pandora’s box and now that it's opened there's no going back. People want more mobile data and they want it faster. The key question is how will MNOs continue to meet customers’ expectations. And this is where the enormous change is about to happen. The reason for this change is LTE-Advanced (LTE-A).
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The shift from voice to data-centric mobile networks has resulted in a move from traditional TDM services to a wide-scale adoption of Carrier Ethernet in mobile backhaul. Without any legacy TDM-links, however, base stations risk being isolated from traditional synchronization references. As mobile operators increasingly deploy 4G radio access technologies and depend on accurate delivery of synchronization, they are now seeking advanced solutions that not only accurately deliver the required timing information over packet networks but also provide assurance regarding its availability.
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