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Türk Telekom claims 5G first

September 13, 2022

By Chris Forrester

Türk Telekom says it has become the first operator in the world to use specialised GPS/GNSS independent technology that provides the critical time and frequency synchronisation solution in its network for 5G.

The technology is developed by Net Insight and Türk Telekom and is expected to reduce synchronisation investment costs and increase service continuity in 5G.

Türk Telekom says it continues its efforts to shape the future with 5G and new generation technologies. Türk Telekom implemented the ‘Time Synchronization Transmission Solution’ in cooperation with Net Insight.

The operator says that while the highest time deviation value for 5G is 1500 nanoseconds, this value was measured 5-45 nanoseconds in two different regions of Türkiye, according to the first data obtained from Türk Telekom’s live network. Thus, these values revealed that sensitive time and synchronisation information can be carried throughout Turkey, with minimum deviation, regardless of network equipment.

Türk Telekom CTO, Yusuf Kıraç, said: “We became the first operator to implement the next generation synchronisation solution, developed together with Net Insight leveraging patents of Turkish engineers, which is critical for 5G and beyond technologies, on the live network. We see significant potential in the global market for this innovative solution that will reduce costs and increase service continuity for mobile operators and all industries with critical time synchronisation requirements. We can meet all these needs with this solution, which has a time deviation far below 1500 nano-second required for the synchronisation need of 5G. We are proud to develop new satellite independent solutions for operators and standardisation organisations in the world. Within the scope of this project, we attach importance to the presence of Turkish engineers in the development team and aim to seize the opportunity for domestic production by expanding the scope of cooperation. We aim to represent our country in the best way and also in the international arena by showing the great success of our engineers to the whole world again.”

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