About Nir Laufer

Nir Laufer

Responsible for the development of synchronization delivery and assurance solutions, Nir Laufer is director of product line management at Oscilloquartz, an ADVA Optical Networking company. Nir also represents ADVA in ITU-T SG15 Q.13 and contributes to standards development.

The new year is almost upon us and so it’s time to look ahead. What will be the hot trends in network timing, and what technologies will change the synchronization game in 2020? 2020 will see more applications requiring greater levels of network timing accuracy, and that means the migration to IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) will accelerate. This is already happening in many verticals with examples in the power utility industry, financial sector, cable networks and in enterprise data centers ...
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Posted by Nir Laufer on September 10, 2019
Officially, there’s no explanation for what caused the recent disruption at Israel's busiest airport. For three weeks, flights were affected by mysterious disruption to signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS). Pilots reporting navigation system errors with inaccurate “spoofed” locations had to resort to alternative methods to land planes ...
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2019 is set to be the year of 5G when the next-generation network technology finally arrives and changes the face of the mobile world. But for operators to make a success of 5G deployments, they need to prepare their transport and synchronization architectures for a host of new challenges ...

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Synchronizing distributed network architecture is a major challenge. Highly accurate phase delivery at aggregation sites is becoming more and more vital with the growth of IoT and the emergence of 5G applications. But the aggregation site can be a tough environment for grandmaster clocks. Firstly, it requires timing technology with new levels of power, size and cost optimization, integrated with a highly scalable network management system. Grandmasters need to be ruggedized and able to operate in wide temperature variations. And, most importantly, they need a backup plan ...

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