Project: Time Synchronisation IMpact Enabling FUture Network Communication

The world of telecommunications is evolving into a network in which virtually everyone and everything is connected together through the Internet of Things. As this network expands, telecommunication service providers are facing increasing demands from their customers - two of the most pressing being the need to increase data transfer capacity and determining the location of mobile consumers. The key to overcoming both of these challenges lies in more accurate time synchronisation. EMRP project SIB02 NEAT-FT demonstrated that White Rabbit (WR) technology - an Ethernet-based technology initially conceived at CERN – could be the solution, capable of synchronising network nodes at the nanosecond level over large distances. This project will support the uptake of WR technology across the telecommunications sector by providing training on how to design, implement, operate and maintain a WR network. Primary supporter KPN is a provider of telecommunication services and successful implementation into its demonstration network will be a major step forward in the development of next-generation 5G networks.

Acronym 15SIP04 TIMEFUNC (Reference Number: 15SIP04)
Duration 01/06/2016 - 01/06/2018
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR CALL 2015

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 VSL B.V. Coordinator Netherlands