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How Virtual Primary Reference Time Clocks Improve 5G Network Timing

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Written By: Jim Olsen, Solutions Architect, Frequency and Time Systems (FTS) business unit at Microchip Technology

The 5G rollout continues to gain momentum and with it comes timing issues. As timing and transport technologies evolve and advance, they offer enhancements and alternatives to 5G timing architectures for fronthaul applications. The Virtual Primary Reference Time Clock (vPRTC) offers some advantages over traditional architectures.