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ADVA Unveils Sync Probe for Mobile Backhaul

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NORCROSS, Ga. -- ADVA Optical Networking today launched the FSP 150SP, a sync probe device that radically simplifies the deployment and maintenance of 4G mobile networks. Featuring a Precision Time Protocol (PTP) clock probe that simultaneously supports Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588v2, and a built-in GPS receiver, the FSP 150SP provides time synchronization and assurance across multi-vendor mobile backhaul infrastructures. This comprehensive capability enables backhaul service providers to offer synchronization as a service, something that has not been possible before.

"As the industry continues to drive towards LTE and an Evolved Packet Core, precise timing is a critical stumbling block," said Christoph Glingener, CTO, ADVA Optical Networking. "Service providers need to do more than simply bring fiber to the cell tower; they also need to deliver precise time-of-day information for phase alignment between adjacent base stations. This is the primary goal of our FSP 150 platform and its new member, the FSP 150SP. For the first time, backhaul service providers will be able to deliver precise timing information over a multi-vendor Carrier Ethernet infrastructure. Legacy T1/E1 solutions can be decommissioned and GPS receivers are no longer needed at every base station. Our Syncjack(TM) functionality and the corresponding end-to-end management will unlock substantial new revenue opportunities for value-added mobile backhaul services."

ADVA Optical Networking (Frankfurt: ADV)

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