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Press Release -- March 22nd, 2011
Source: Juniper Networks
Tags: Ethernet


High Precision Timing Solution Provides Graceful Migration to All-IP Mobile Networks

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 22, 2011 — Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today announced the Juniper Networks® TCA Series Timing Appliance portfolio to provide high-precision timing and synchronization critical for time-sensitive applications. Designed to provide sub-microsecond time and phase accuracy, the TCA Series delivers scalable and flexible timing for mobile networks to ensure high quality of experience.

Based on technology acquired from Brilliant Telecommunications, the TCA Series consists of TCA8000 Timing ServersTCA6000 Timing Clients, and SyncEMS Management Software providing precise end-to-end timing and non-intrusive one-way monitoring of delay and jitter. The Timing Appliance solution supports standards-based timing capabilities, including ITU Stratum clocking and IEEE Std 1588-2008 (also known as Precision Time Protocol, or PTP), to enable service providers to deploy and monitor time-sensitive applications in IP-based networks.

With the addition of TCA Series, the Juniper Networks’ mobile Internet portfolio enables mobile operators to deploy cost effective carrier Ethernet and IP solutions while protecting investment in circuit-based T1/E1 technologies in the radio access network. The timing accuracy, scalability, and reliability of the TCA Series ensure seamless handoff between 2G/3G/4G base stations in mobile backhaul networks to deliver a rich quality of experience for mobile Internet applications. Lack of synchronization at the base station could lead to RF interference that results in degraded call quality, increased dropped calls during handoffs, excessive call setup times, lower bandwidth and inefficient usage of spectrum.

“As mobile backhaul networks transition to packet-based transport networks, providing reliable clock synchronization over these networks has become a critical requirement,” said Rami Rahim, senior vice president of Juniper Networks. “The industry-leading technology assets from Brilliant Telecommunications will enable tighter integration in our mobile backhaul solution and extend our offerings to converged service providers, allowing them to deliver superior experience for multimedia applications which will dominate traffic in the future.”

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