LTE Requires Synchronization And Standards Support
In LTE deployments, network synchronization is key and solutions need to meet the rigorous timing and delivery requirements that ensure network quality and availability. Of course, synchronization technology and standards are necessary to support LTE deployments, and various synchronization options are available.
“Synchronization” refers to the technique applied to ensure the radios in the target LTE base stations are operating within the performance parameters defined by the appropriate 3rd Generation Partners Project (3GPP) standard. Synchronization is achieved by delivering a specifically formatted clock signal or signals to the base station’s radio circuitry. These signals in turn are used to generate the modulation method’s RF air interface frequency/phase components.