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Microlab enables GPS network synchronization at Distrito T-Mobile

Dec 2020 | No Comment

Wireless Telecom Group has announced that the Microlab Digital GPS Repeater was selected and integrated by Anziva Technologies for the new Distrito T-Mobile entertainment venue in Puerto Rico to enable precision network synchronization for its cellular communication network. The Microlab Digital GPS Repeater, with Digital SkyTiming Technology, provides future-proof network synchronization for both 4G deployments and the tighter timing demands of 5G. Anziva Technologies chose the Microlab solution due to the simple installation process which enabled them to achieve their rapid deployment requirements and objectives.

The Microlab Digital GPS Repeater transports digitized GPS signal over fiber, allowing the receiver to be up to 10km away from the GPS antenna. Solving distance limitations increases GPS signal accessibility for large-scale projects, including Puerto Rico’s new, 476,000 square foot District Live entertainment complex. With support for subcarrier spacing greater than 15 kHz in 5G New Radio (NR) and strict physical limitations between GPS receivers and GPS antennas, synchronization requirements are more stringent than ever before. The repeater capabilities represent a complete, future-ready synchronization solution to address current and emerging 5G communications demands and is compatible with any network device requiring GPS signals, and is ideal for situations in remote locations where GPS signals are not readily available. Network devices in remote sites benefit with better throughputs from synchronization to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) due to GPS signal availability and traceability with the digital repeater. To further fulfill prospective installation requirements, 16 GPS RF outputs are accessible at the system’s head-end.

The continuous monitoring capabilities of the active GPS solution from Microlab provides continuous monitoring capabilities realized through a web GUI and SNMP alarm interface with Network Operation Center (NOC) provisions. These monitoring capabilities provide insight into the satellite link’s fidelity and the corresponding received signals. Redundancy of power supply, GPS antenna, and CPRI fiber link increases reliability in critical applications with intuitive switching to the antenna with the most GPS satellite visibility. The Digital GPS Repeater plug-&-play configuration enables quick and easy installation for Anziva Technologies to realize the communication network at Distrito T-Mobile. Simultaneously, the compact size saves valuable real estate in tight rack environments, reducing the total cost of ownership.

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