Simple-to-use, highly accurate and fastest set-up time in the industry. EXFO’s timing and synchronization solution validates the accuracy of 5G network time synchronization.
Thanks to its built-in high precision GNSS receiver, EXFO’s timing and synchronization solution slashes test set-up time to under 20 minutes and delivers industry-leading accuracy to validate precise time synchronization across every network element, in frequency and in phase, from the core to the radios.
5G timing and synchronization requirements are tighter and more demanding than in any previous wireless generation. Every network element needs perfect synchronization for 5G to deliver on its promised ultra-high-performance requirements.
To ensure that a network’s timing and synchronization is accurate, 5G relies on network synchronization based on IEEE’s 1588 PTP (Precision Time Protocol). This guarantees that an Ethernet network’s timing and synchronization is consistent and accurate across every network element.
Between equipment failures, incorrect configuration and network issues, many different factors can increase time error in the network or cause problems delivering 1588 PTP. That’s why it’s of paramount importance to test and validate network time synchronization.
EXFO’s timing and synchronization solution offers a simple-to-use test methodology with very few steps required for configuration. Measuring one-way latency and time error has never been easier.
The timing and synchronization feature is available on the FTB 5GPro. A complete, future-proof solution, the FTB 5GPro packs a wide range of fiber, protocol and over-the-air intelligent test functionalities into a modular instrument—boosting field-testing efficiency and ensuring the on-time deployment of high-quality 5G and 4G/LTE networks.
Timing and synchronization - 1588 PTP and SyncE test solution