The Critical Role of Timing in 5G Networks (Download)

Feb. 6, 2024

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The critical role of timing in 5G networks and its impact on network performance isn’t a subject that’s widely covered or examined in detail. This article will deliver insights into the impact timing has on the quality of the services being provided. The ways in which timing impacts these services define the requirements of a proper timing architecture. Dive in to explore the fascinating concepts and intricacies of 5G timing architectures and technologies.

The source of time used to generate timing signals for 5G networking technologies is one that’s traceable to Universal Coordinated Time (UTC). Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) receivers are commonly used to obtain the UTC-traceable reference needed to satisfy the 5G timing requirements. Other technologies can also be used to obtain UTC traceable timing that aren’t mentioned in this article.