Mobile backhaul timing and assurance target of ADVA Optical Networking's Syncjack

ADVA Optical Networking has launched its new Syncjack suite, which provides timing synchronization and assurance across mobile backhaul networks using the company’s FSP 150 platform.

ADVA Optical Networking has launched its new Syncjack suite, which provides timing synchronization and assurance across mobile backhaul networks using the company’s FSP 150 platform.

As mobile operators deploy 4G radio access technologies and depend on accurate delivery of frequency, phase and time-of-day synchronization, they require not only accurate timing information but also provide assurance regarding its availability, ADVA says.

Syncjack features SyncE and IEEE 1588v2 functionality for this accurate delivery of timing information across any network, ADVA asserts. It includes a synchronization network management platform with an emphasis on predictability and quality assurance. Sychjack’s tool set is designed to enable operators to display the synchronization network topology, continuously monitor and test the quality of the delivered timing information, as well as analyze and troubleshoot the network in case of quality impairments.

“The mobile backhaul network is undergoing a radical transformation,” said Patrick Donegan, senior analyst at Heavy Reading. “Operators have been discovering in the last couple of years that the implementation of some of the new packet synchronization standards isn’t always just a simple ‘tick-box’ exercise for vendors. There are significant variations in the performance of some of these new standards according to different vendor implementations. And those that have the best implementations should be able to leverage this for competitive advantage.”

Commented Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking, “Synchronization and assurance on one platform is something that has not been done before. Syncjack is the missing piece for mobile operators migrating to 4G networks. It provides in-depth understanding on the performance of the timing network and this is critical when leasing backhaul connectivity. Yet it also offers automated test and measurement capabilities that significantly reduce operational complexity.”


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