Synchronization Solution For 5G Fronthaul Networks

Whether you need accurate time delivered to your fronthaul network and all basestations, grow more GNSS/GPS independent or bridge your PTP gaps over leased line – We have the solution for you!

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Optimize your 5G CAPEX and OPEX with a GNSS/GPS independent synchronization over existing network

Synchronization is a system-critical function in the fronthaul network that needs careful consideration. GNSS/GPS and/or PTP are typical solutions being used and each one has its own challenges.

With our solution, Precision TimeNet, MNOs can bridge the gaps between PTP enabled units, reach out to physical locations such as indoor malls, where GPS receivers cannot be placed or are unable to work. In the fronthaul network, synchronization is typically based on GNSS/GPS, PTP or a combination of both.

PTN is also used to easily and flexibly deliver reliable time to the Fronthaul network, reaching sites and areas where it is not possible to use other synchronization solutions.


Top 3 5G Fronthaul synchronization priorities we support you with

How to secure accurate time to RAN access

Secure and reliable time delivery at the RAN access is a key fundamental to assure service availability in 5G networks. GNSS/GPS is vulnerable due to spoofing and jamming and full on-path PTP requires hardware support in all intermediary network equipment and does not work over leased line connections. An open virtualized synchronization solution working independent of underlying infrastructure and GNSS/GPS can secure accurate time to the RAN.

How to enable cost-efficiency in challenging environments

A fronthaul network consists of demanding environments including both indoor and outdoor, which challenges key network functions like synchronization. GNSS/GPS and full time PTP solutions are limited in terms of security, reliability and availability which drives cost and complexity. Using a virtualized time transport solution that works independently of GNSS/GPS over existing network is the most cost-effective and suitable choice for 5G networks.

How to assure a future proof synchronization

Fronthaul networks will always be dependent on smooth and cost-effective upgrades to avoid compromising with service availability which will negatively impact RoI. An open and disaggregated synchronization solutionsuch as Precision TimeNet is a future proof alternative when looking at moving to ORAN or virtualized environments.


Open, flexible and disaggregated time synchronization for Fronthaul 5G Networks

Whether you need to secure accurate time to your RAN access, provide seamless time transfer over your existing network including leased-line out to all basestations, or enable GNSS/GPS independence – Our Precision TimeNet synchronization solution can help you!

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3 benefits with our solution

Secures accurate time to RAN access

Provides seamless time transfer over existing network

Enables GNSS/GPS independence


IP gateway products for production over managed IP networks

Easy to change functions on same card

Supporting all IP standards as 2110, 2022 & NMOS

Wide range of protection mechanisms available on demand

Flexible service access integrating legacy SDI together with modern IP as 2110

Unprecedented density with aggregating traffic up to 12 x 100G

Open restAPI supported that can bring full QoS control in an NMOS environment

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  • ASI/ST2022-2 and SDI/ST022-6 conversion
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Aperi A1105 Compute Switch

1U compact form factor

  • 520 Gbps non-blocking switch
  • 5 expansion slots for Aperi app acceleration modules
  • Compact media processing architecture with redundant power
  • 1/10 GbE and video interfaces
  • IP Media Trust Boundary
  • ASI/ST2022-2 and SDI/ST022-6 conversion
  • V-Stack media OS with web UI and application API control

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  • IP Media Trust Boundary
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  • ASI/ST2022-2 conversion
  • MSR Safe Transport option
  • NimOS media OS with web UI, Nimbra Vision NMS support and API control

Synchronization is the next key capability that will enable critical services and applications in 5G networks to drive return on investment for MNOs