UTStarcom this week at Softbank World 2019 introduced the SyncRing XBC340 and SyncRing XBC341, the latest additions to its SyncRing family of network synchronization equipment.
Designed to play the role of highly accurate boundary clocks in a PTP IEEE1588v2 network, the SyncRing XBC340 and XBC341 Ethernet switches help ensure high end-to-end network time synchronization accuracy, providing full on-path support with SyncE and PTP.
In addition to their excellent synchronization capabilities, both XBC340 and XBC341 support Power over Ethernet (PoE) output per IEEE 802.3at/af specifications on all of their electrical access ports. Both SyncRing products are excellent choices for efficient 4G/5G small cell deployment providing an “all-in-one” solution to support multiple functions (including synchronization, data forwarding and PoE functions).
While the SyncRing XBC340 and XBC341 products share similar specifications and feature sets, the key difference between them is the holdover performance. The XBC341 provides significantly higher holdover performance for applications that require very high availability of accurate time synchronization.
As the industry prepares for the commercial rollout of 5G technology and puts in place critical network infrastructure to serve demanding and sensitive applications, a number of challenging requirements must be met by the transport network infrastructure, including sizable bandwidth, extra low latency, extreme timing accuracy, and significantly improved operational and cost efficiency.