Orange (News - Alert) Egypt is using the OSA 5421 for synchronization in its nationwide network, which employs LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies, the company announced this week. This timing solution is provided by Oscilloquartz (News - Alert), an ADVA Optical Networking company.
It employs Precision Time Protocol grandmaster clocks to ensure a high level of service and to enable Orange Egypt to meet its customers’ service level agreements.
“We aim to provide our customers with the highest quality fixed and mobile digital services,” said Orange Egypt’s Hisham Siblini. “That's why we've invested $484 million in preparation to launch 4G services. At Orange Egypt, we strive to optimize resources and prepare for a fully convergent network while introducing new technologies such as 4G. As backhaul traffic increases and demand grows for real-time applications like mobile gaming and video conferencing, extremely precise synchronization becomes vital to that task.”
The company’s chief officer of technology and information added that Orange Egypt has worked with Oscilloquartz for several years. With this new solution from Oscilloquartz, he added, Orange Egypt will be able to continually monitor and assure timing performance. (The monitoring capability is called Syncjack).
Orange Egypt was the first mobile operator in the country to acquire a license to operate 4G services. The company is now in the midst of rolling out service on its LTE (News - Alert) networks.
“Our end-to-end timing solution ensures optimum reliability as they roll out LTE-A services and other applications that require phenomenal precision in the delivery of frequency, phase, and time-of-day information,” commented Djamila Duc, director, business development, MEA, Oscilloquartz. “We have a long heritage of delivering incredibly accurate and robust timing solutions for mission-critical networks. For this deployment, we worked closely with Orange Egypt's team to ensure interoperability and a smooth transition. Now they can offer even more valuable SLAs and guarantee customers the highest availability.”
Edited by Alicia Young