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Panel Discussion: Time and Timing Distribution for Small Cells: Small Cells Backhaul Summit at 11:50 on Wednesday 11 June, London ExCel

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Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, UK 6 June 2014, Steve Newcombe of Chronos Technology is participating in the Panel Discussion: Time and Timing Distribution for Small Cells at the Small Cells Backhaul Summit at 11:50 hours on 11 June. Topics include the latest developments in timing standards and what this means for small cells; how timing equipment affects the network architecture; ToD sync methodologies in cellular networks; strategies for delivering ToD accuracy at low cost in LTE and small cell networks.

Chronos’ extensive practical experience in deploying industrial grade GPS systems, traditional synchronisation networks and current research with indoor UTC traceable time using the new eLoran technology has helped us to understand the real challenges operators face as they move to deployment of LTE-A services. Phase synchronisation between macro and small cells must be achieved if key services such as eICIC and CoMP are to operate effectively and reliably. Chronos is now offering a new range of services designed to help network operators assess and prepare their networks for these new challenges as they prepare to rollout LTE-A services.

Chris Roberts, Strategic Marketing Manager at Chronos said, "Achieving precise phase performance at the edge of complex networks now requires planners and installers to have knowledge of Radio Frequency (RF) engineering. Anyone can install a cable from a GPS antenna to a Grandmaster clock to enable a green LED to light but it is far harder to find contractors with the RF engineering skills to ensure it will operate as expected in large scale, complex networks. Chronos has this experience; come and talk to us."