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Cyta deploys ADVA Oscilloquartz solution for network timing

News summary:

  • Cyprus Telecommunications Authority required highly precise phase and time synchronization to meet demand for future high-value 5G services
  • ADVA’s OSA 5420 Series delivers highest accuracy as well as hardware redundancy for new levels of resilience
  • New infrastructure meets Cyta’s legacy needs and ensures smooth migration to packet-based synchronization

ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta) is leveraging its timing technology in a national synchronization network, addressing legacy timing applications and ensuring a smooth migration to precise packet timing for 5G critical services in the future. The solution enables Cyta to meet the stringent timing requirements of next-generation services while supporting all existing mobile technologies. ADVA’s Oscilloquartz PTP grandmaster clock and GNSS receiver technology not only enhances synchronization precision but also provides new levels of resilience and reliability. The project was facilitated by ADVA’s partners, the ICT solutions providers GCC Computers Ltd and ADAPTIT S.A., which will also provide ongoing technical support.

“Cyta now has a synchronization network able to address the accuracy, efficiency and stability demands of 5G. With support for NTP, PTP and SyncE, our technology ensures that the new infrastructure meets the needs of Cyta’s legacy applications, ensuring a smooth migration to the precise packet timing that is critical for 5G services,” said Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, SVP, sales, EMEA, ADVA. “Together with GCC’s and ADAPTIT S.A.’s teams, we’ve engineered a solution that fits Cyta’s exact requirements. It provides the sub-microsecond accuracy necessary for advanced mobile applications together with hardware redundancy for unbeatable resilience. What’s more, our Ensemble Controller network management technology makes it simple to operate.”

The solution provides the sub-microsecond accuracy necessary for advanced mobile applications together with hardware redundancy for unbeatable resilience.
Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, SVP, sales, EMEA, ADVA

Prior to the deployment, Cyta’s timing network was based purely on frequency synchronization. It now distributes stable and accurate phase and time-of-day information, supporting the enhanced spectrum utilization needed for 5G. The solution features the OSA 5420 Series of grandmaster clocks, optimized for mobile backhaul and fronthaul in the radio access network. In the core, the OSA 5440 provides highest accuracy and availability with its dual multi-band, multi-constellation GNSS receiver and full hardware redundancy. The technology is remotely controlled by ADVA’s Ensemble Sync Director. This provides a powerful management platform, giving Cyta full visibility of its synchronization infrastructure and assuring perfect end-to-end timing.

“We’ve worked closely with Cyta to create a synchronization solution that fits its precise needs. Able to support both legacy and next-generation packet networking, Cyta’s new timing network is space- and power-efficient, assured by in-service PTP and GNSS monitoring and protected by hardware redundancy. Our engineers have also provided support at every stage of the process and made certain that the installation was carried out without any disruption to services,” commented Vasileios Karavasilis, commercial director, ADAPTIT S.A. “As a key distributor of ADVA’s Oscilloquartz solutions, we know all about the value of precise and reliable timing in mission-critical networks. Cyta is now prepared for mass 5G rollout with a synchronization architecture able to meet key challenges both now and in the future.”