11 May 2016
Live Webinar: Ensuring Precise and Robust Network Timing with GNSS Test Solutions
11:00 a.m. India Standard Time / 1:30 p.m. China Standard Time / 5:30 a.m. UTC
Duration: 1 hour
Times are changing in the world of telecommunication networks. To meet demand for high-speed, high-bandwidth services, network operators are seeking to roll out next-generation LTE-TDD and LTE-A networks. But for these new networks to deliver a quality service with no dropped packets, they need highly precise time and phase synchronization across the network.
Time synchronization begins with the Primary Reference Time Clock (PRTC) or Grandmaster Clock; a device whose job is to sync continuously to Universal Coordinated Time (UTC) – most commonly obtained from a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) like GPS or GLONASS – and distribute precise time to all other devices in the network.
The webinar deals with the testing requirements and solutions around modern network time synchronization. A simple test setup can address the needs and help you to improve the performance and reliability of your timing solution. You will learn:
- Why precise timing is so important in next-generation LTE networks
- Time errors and test recommendations (ITU-T G.8272)
- Potential sources of GNSS signal interference
- Testing challenges, and how they can be overcome
Raghavendra Rangarao is a Senior Product Specialist at Spirent's Positioning, Navigation and Timing division. He has 12 years of experience in embedded products design, development & management in the Telecom and Semiconductor R&D sectors and holds a degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering. Raghavendra has extensive experience with wireless connectivity and GNSS Positioning and Navigation development expertise.