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Achieving phase synchronisation between macro and small cells

Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, UK  2 June 2014, Chronos is pleased to announce a range of services designed to help network operators preparing to rollout LTE-A services.

Phase synchronisation between macro and small cells must be achieved if key services are to operate effectively and reliably.  With over 25 years’ experience in industrial GPS systems and network timing solutions, Chronos has now developed three services to help operators assess and prepare their networks for these new challenges.

PhaseReady™ Design and Test: A consultancy service that has already been deployed in a number of equipment manufacturers helping them prepare their products for the market. The service is tailored to meet the objectives of the client and a recent example was a study of the impact of enabling SyncE to support PTP timing transfer.

PhaseReady™ Core: A service that uses advanced tools to assess the suitability of existing GPS / SSU / Grandmaster system locations to supply phase aligned timing signals into the network for distribution.  In-house developed testing methodologies combined with the use of tools including TimePortTM to ensure the phase performance of key GPS sites is properly engineered.

PhaseReady™ Network: A service that works with network planning and operations teams to assess how best to engineer the sync distribution within the network so that the application performance requirements are met. This service identifies the design decisions and parameters in the network that may or are affecting the delivery of good enough phase to the application that requires it.

Chris Roberts, Strategic Marketing Manager at Chronos said, “Our extensive practical experience in deploying industrial grade GPS systems and traditional synchronisation networks has helped us to understand the real challenges operators face as they move to deployment of LTE-A services.  Our advanced tools, processes and methodologies all combine to allow us to deliver services with tangible value”.

About Chronos Technology

Chronos is recognised as a global expert in time, timing, phase and monitoring for telecoms, energy/utilities and banking/financial institutions and has a long history of supplying equipment and services relating to all aspects of timing and synchronisation implementation from initial technology consultation, test equipment and acceptance plans through to lab and field trials and ultimately network rollout.  Established in 1986, Chronos is also a global leader in GPS jamming and interference detection and location; and a specialist technology company in the field of Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT).  Chronos supplies GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo & BeiDou) products including receivers, recorders and simulators and GNSS infrastructure (antennas, splitters, repeaters) for the distribution of GNSS RF signals into sensitive environments.  Chronos has developed a range of bespoke GPS timing products for time and frequency synchronisation in power and communication systems.