Ixia and Alcatel-Lucent Validate IEEE1588v2 Performance for Mobile Backhaul

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Ixia and Alcatel-Lucent Validate IEEE1588v2 Performance for Mobile Backhaul

The functionality, performance, and stability of 1588v2 can be compromised under heavy network load. As traffic is scaled and the number of network hops and devices increases, there is a potential impact on the operation of 1588v2 that could negatively affect end-user quality of experience (QoE). It is critical for mobile operators that these factors are addressed as they move towards IP-over-Ethernet backhaul. 

Ixia and Alcatel-Lucent engaged in a rigorous test exercise to validate the performance and robustness of 1588v2 boundary and transparent clock implementations under traffic load and scaled mobile backhaul network conditions. The goal of the testing was to provide a clear demonstration that a packet-based backhaul network can satisfy timing synchronization requirements, as well as traffic forwarding performance and QoS guarantees for wireless services. Open the document referenced here to learn about the test.