Saturday, 03 December 2016

Going for gold: Precision clock synchronisation for IP-over-Ethernet backhaul

By Tara Van Unen, Ixia
Friday 31 August 12

Reliable distribution of packet synchronization is critical to the operation of advanced mobile broadband communications.

The BBC delivered an astonishing 12 million video requests from mobile devices during its Olympics coverage. I was personally responsible for many of those video requests as I kept up with the action on my iPad during my summer holiday. It was exciting to watch events that came down to tenths of a second, relying on precision clock timing to determine the results. The explosive demand for data, video and voice services, and growth of mobility applications distressed service provider pricing models and strained networks to a point that demanded action…

The BBC delivered an astonishing 12 million video requests from mobile devices during its Olympics coverage. I was personally responsible for many of those video requests as I kept up with the action on my iPad during my summer holiday. It was exciting to watch events that came down to tenths of a second, relying on precision clock timing to determine the results. The explosive demand for data, video and voice services, and growth of mobility applications distressed service provider pricing models and strained networks to a point that demanded action…

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