NEUCHATEL, Switzerland -- Oscilloquartz, an ADVA Optical Networking company, today achieved an industry milestone with the launch of the OSA 5335 Modular Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Grandmaster. This is the first product of its kind to feature a modular design and extreme scalability at the same time. The OSA 5335 can support from 128 to over 3,000 remote PTP clients at 128 packets per second (PPS) - something that has never been achieved before. This new class of product will prove critical for mobile network operators (MNOs) that are deploying LTE-FDD networks today and are seeking to migrate to LTE-TDD and LTE-Advanced in the most cost effective and scalable way possible. Fully compliant with IEEE 1588v2 standards and the latest versions of ITU-T Precision Time Protocol (PTP) profiles, the OSA 5335 will be launched at the International Telecom Sync Forum (ITSF) 2014 and is commercially available today.
"What we've achieved with the OSA 5335 isn't simply an upgrade or an enhancement, it's something radically new, something the industry has never seen before. It's an entirely new approach," said Gil Biran, general manager, Oscilloquartz. "By introducing a modular design to Grandmaster clocks, we're showing the industry that there's a better way to deliver precise and reliable frequency, phase and time-of-day information. It's a more scalable way. It's a more efficient way. The impact here will be enormous. The OSA 5335 can support over 3,000 remote PTP clients. This is a huge figure and something that's never been possible, at least not until now. And when you combine this hardware with our scalable sync management software, you have something truly unique."