The course provides the participants with specific knowledge on synchronization distribution solutions in packet networks. It covers the necessary arguments to the engineering department on how to design properly the network synchronization based on standard Sync-E and IEEE-1588. The course also analyzes how to improve the quality of the synchronous network, for example aiming to reduce the PDV. Finally, the course provides useful troubleshooting procedures.
- Synchronization requirements for Frequency, Phase and ToD
- Timing sources (PRTC, GPS, SASE)
- Stability and Accuracy
- Synchronization through the physical Ethernet
- Features & implementation of Sync-E
- SSM implementation
- IEEE-1588 protocol and messages
- How to improve the sync stability and accuracy
- Boundary and Transparent Clock
- Comparison between Sync-E and IEEE-1588
- Planning the synchronism distribution in Sync-E and IEEE-1588
- Case Studies and Sync-Loss effects
- Jitter and Wander analysis
- Packet Delay Variation (PDV)
- PDV threshold in the network
- Transport network engineers and mobile network engineers involved in network planning and synchronization management.
- Specific skills on IP, Ethernet and synchronization techniques on SDH networks.
The practical activities include the use of interactive graphical simulators, which will help the understanding the degradation effects in the network distribution of synchronism.