About Nir Laufer

Nir Laufer

Responsible for the development of synchronization delivery and assurance solutions, Nir Laufer is director of product line management at Oscilloquartz, an ADVA Optical Networking company. Nir also represents ADVA in ITU-T SG15 Q.13 and contributes to standards development.

Synchronizing distributed network architecture is a major challenge. Highly accurate phase delivery at aggregation sites is becoming more and more vital with the growth of IoT and the emergence of 5G applications. But the aggregation site can be a tough environment for grandmaster clocks. Firstly, it requires timing technology with new levels of power, size and cost optimization, integrated with a highly scalable network management system. Grandmasters need to be ruggedized and able to operate in wide temperature variations. And, most importantly, they need a backup plan ...

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Today’s rapidly evolving mobile networks and backhaul technologies make cell site synchronization a greater challenge than ever before. 4.5G and 5G applications demand new levels of frequency and phase accuracy. Outside of telecommunications, timing technologies are now equally important. From data center interconnectivity to vital government defense networks, phenomenally precise synchronization is essential across all industries ...

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Today’s mobile network operators face a more challenging set of decisions than ever before. For many years, frequency synchronization delivered by TDM-based technologies was sufficient for the timing demands of mobile networks. Then came the evolution to packet- and Ethernet-based networks, which required additional features, such as the ability to transport timing information in packets ...

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2018 is shaping up to be a big year for our team. With a huge rise in dense small cell deployments and 5G applications edging ever closer, operators are now facing unprecedentedly strict requirements when it comes to ensuring the levels of precision and stability needed in their synchronization networks. That's why we're innovating to meet these major challenges head on and preparing key technology announcements for the coming months ...

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