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Oscilloquartz Launches New Rubidium – Key for LTE-A Networks

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Oscilloquartz Launches New Rubidium

Access Device at WSTS

OSA 5411 Fully Supports ITU-T G.8275.1 – Key for LTE-Advanced Networks

San Jose, California. March 9, 2015. Oscilloquartz, an ADVA Optical Networking company, launched today the newest member of its OSA 5410 series – the OSA 5411. This new product is the first access network device in the industry to offer Rubidium-based timing and synchronization capabilities along with a unique holdover algorithm. This technology breakthrough will enable much longer frequency and phase holdover in case of GNSS outages. The OSA 5411, and the wider OSA 5410 series, also support the latest ITU-T G.8275.1 standard. Both of these factors are critical for the successful migration to LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and LTE-TDD networks. The OSA 5411 will be on display at Oscilloquartz’s booth at WSTS from March 9th until March 12th, 2015. The product is generally available from today.

“The OSA 5411 represents a triumph for our team, for our technology. Introducing Rubidium with an advanced holdover algorithm into the access network is no small task and the implications will be profound,” said Gil Biran, general manager, Oscilloquartz. “The OSA 5411 is essentially a toolbox for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). It’s at once a mini-grandmaster clock, a boundary clock, a slave device, a sync probe – it can be whatever the operator needs. This level of flexibility is phenomenal, especially for timing and synchronization devices. The product’s release marks a first for the industry. At this year’s WSTS, we’re going to showcase the full potential of the OSA 5411 with a hands-on demonstration. We can’t wait to reveal what it’s capable of.”

The OSA 5411 features the latest Syncjack™ technology and has been engineered to be flexible and robust, enabling the highest synchronization delivery, monitoring and assurance possible. It includes dual field replaceable power supplies that ensure continuous operation and protects services against unwanted outages. The OSA 5411’s capability to be either a grandmaster clock, a boundary clock, a slave device or a sync probe presents MNOs with a highly capable 1U timing and synchronization unit. With the product’s support of the ITU-T G.8275.1 and G.8265.1 PTP telecom profiles, MNOs can actually push the grandmaster functionality much closer to the access network. By doing this, MNOs don’t need to upgrade the entire core network as they migrate to LTE-A or LTE-TDD but only the access network. This functionality could have profound budgetary implications.

The OSA 5411 will be a key component of Oscilloquartz’s WSTS demonstration. The focus of the demonstration is to show incredibly accurate phase and frequency delivery and assurance. Further to the demonstration, there will also be a number of public presentations:

  • March 9th: Phased Locked Loops and Oscillators by Dominik Schneuwl
  • March 10th: The Application of Synchronization in Today’s World by Michael White
  • March 10th: Phase Delivery in the Brownfield World by Nir Laufer
  • March 11th: Real Performance of Assisted Partial Timing Supply by Dominik Schneuwly
  • March 12th: Phase Delivery over PTP Unaware Networks by Nir Laufer

Full details of Oscilloquartz’s presentations: www.oscilloquartz.com/events-wsts-38.   

About Oscilloquartz

Oscilloquartz is a pioneer in time and frequency synchronization. We design, manufacture and deploy end-to-end synchronization systems that ensure the delivery and assurance of highly precise timing information over next-generation packet and legacy networks. As an ADVA Optical Networking company, we’re creating new opportunities for tomorrow’s networks. For more information, please visit us at: www.oscilloquartz.com.  

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