MTS Russia Upgrades Synchronization Solution for 4G LTE Services

MTS Russia Upgrades Synchronization Solution for 4G LTE Services Image Credit: MTS

MTS, the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States has selected ADVA Optical Networking's synchronization units and grandmaster clock for an end-to-end timing solution to address strict frequency requirements in its nationwide network. ADVA Optical Networking via its Oscilloquartz unit provided its OSA 5548C synchronization supply units (SSU) and PTP grandmaster clock technology to the operator.

ADVA said that the technology answers a boom in demand for applications that rely on precise timing such as multimedia conferencing, online gaming and video streaming. As well as providing frequency delivery for Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services, Oscilloquartz is preparing MTS’ transportation network for phase synchronization and to enable widespread deployment of LTE-TDD and LTE-A capabilities.

Dmitry Shevchenko, leading MTS synchronization expert
Now, in addition to highly accurate frequency information, phase data can be synchronized to within tolerances of less than a microsecond. This essential component for LTE-A and LTE-TDD services is achieved through grandmaster functionality at the edge of the backhaul network. Supporting both legacy interfaces and the latest PTP technology creates a scalable and highly accurate, end-to-end timing solution. 

Vladyslav Ivanov, business development director, Oscilloquartz.
A lot of team work and all of our years of expertise has gone into the task of bringing next-generation synchronicity to an architecture like this. And, of course, our SSU and grandmaster clock technology makes the difference. With temperature-hardened design for total precision and superb holdover performance, it’s enabled us to address the network’s stringent timing demands.

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