GNSS Testing for Primary Reference Time Clocks (PRTC) in 5G and other Packet Networks


The only way to thoroughly validate and evaluate the performance and resilience of your timing infrastructure is via scientific testing. As PRTCs provide the reference time signal used by time protocols such as PTP, developers, integrators and users need to ensure their equipment meets the tight synchronisation requirements. The reliance of PRTCs on GNSS for the original time reference means structured and thorough GNSS testing is a key requirement.

This short booklet goes through the test platforms and setups available to PRTC developers and users, and the Spirent solutions available.