Telkom Indonesia boosts 5G transport network with time synchronisation by NEC and ADVA

Telkom Indonesia boosts 5G transport network with time synchronisation by NEC and ADVA

NEC Corporation and ADVA will jointly deploy time synchronisation solutions for Telkom Indonesia, allowing the fixed network operator to prepare its transport network for delivering time-sensitive 5G services across the country.

New service monetisation, such as the provision of ultra-low latency applications, is key for mobile operators to build momentum in the 5G era. In order to meet the anticipated demands of mobile operators and partners using Telkom Indonesia’s services, the company is enhancing the timing accuracy of its transport network.

NEC and ADVA will deliver solutions that support the “Precision time protocol telecom profile for phase/time synchronization with full timing support from the network” (PTP G.8275.1/2), recommended by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for the adoption of 5G networks. The network will further enable superior customer experiences even in dense urban areas, including Jakarta and other central cities. Time synchronisation will also enable a flexible architecture that will accommodate the unique requirements for each region the operator serves.

“Working in close partnership with NEC, we’re helping ensure that Telkom Indonesia can make the leap to highly reliable and accurate 5G timing. Our PTP grandmaster clock technology will provide vital backup to GNSS-based synchronisation, delivering stable and precise timing from the core to an increasing number of edge locations,” said Gil Biran, GM of Oscilloquartz, ADVA.

Based on extensive knowledge of the operator’s network and its experience deploying time synchronisation solutions globally as part of 5G xHaul Transformation Services, NEC is leading the system integration of the total project.

Hideyuki Ogata, GM, Service Provider Solutions Department, NEC Corporation, said: “Capitalising on our global alliance partnership with ADVA and its industry-leading technology, we are confident this project will lead to another step in developing replicable industry best practices and bringing to life inspiring new customer experiences with 5G networks.”


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