ADVA Optical Networking announced today that it will be hosting multiple seminars at ITSF 2013 on the importance of timing and synchronization assurance in mobile backhaul networks. Held in Lisbon, Portugal, ITSF 2013 is a three day conference that begins on November 5. ADVA Optical Networking will be hosting two key seminars during this time that will further explain to the industry why performance-based synchronization is critical in high-performance LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks. These seminars will also showcase vital strategies that mobile network operators will need to adopt if they're to meet the challenges ahead.
“Mobile network operators are about to face some of the biggest challenges in their history. The actions they take over the next year will directly impact upon their customers and their bottom line,” said Gil Biran, senior vice president, corporate development and strategy, ADVA Optical Networking. “Migrating to LTE and especially LTE-A is no small task, specifically when it comes to phase synchronization delivery and assurance. Increasing the density of radio base stations is only one part of the equation. Exact phase alignment between them is required to deliver the improved bandwidth and user experience that LTE-A promises something that legacy backhaul networks simply cannot assure. That's why we're at ITSF 2013. We're here to show the industry why this topic is so vital to mobile backhaul networks and what they need to do to ensure an effective migration.”
As of today, the industry has not yet clearly responded to the significant challenge ahead. However, mobile network operators risk the quality of mobile services and, ultimately, customer experience if they don't take action. The quality of timing and synchronization has a direct impact on both these factors. Phase synchronization over packet networks is no small task and without stringent assurance monitoring there's no guarantee that an LTE or LTE-A network is operating as intended. The much vaunted target of 500ns phase accuracy demands active timing distribution contribution from both the mobile network operator and backhaul service provider. A challenging task if there is no cohesive approach.
“What we're discussing at ITSF 2013 is more than just technology, more than just networking, it's a blueprint, it's a design for the future of mobile backhaul networks,” commented Nir Laufer, senior manager, Research and Development, ADVA Optical Networking. “The implications of what we're discussing here are immense. User experience is critical in today's mobile networks. It's what differentiates one mobile network operator from another. However, without an effective synchronization and assurance strategy you won't be able to differentiate yourself, at least not in a positive way. What's key here is that we move this discussion forward. The demand for LTE-A is growing. The clock's ticking.”
ADVA Optical Networking (advaoptical.com) will be showcasing its synchronization technology, including its FSP 150SP sync probe device at ITSF from November 5 until November 7.
On November 7, Gil Biran will be discussing Time and Phase Delivery and Assurance in Mobile Networks. Also on this day, Nir Laufer will be examining Field Measurement Options for Network Operators.
Supporting slides from both presentations will be available to view from November 7 on ADVA Optical Networking’s SlideShare site: adva.li/slides.