Technical Briefs: Partial Timing Support

The ITU-T is a group of experts who create rules for telecommunications technologies. They have recently agreed on a new rule called "Recommendation G.8273.4". This rule explains how to use a technology called Partial Timing Support (PTS) on networks that use IEEE 1588 PTP. This technology helps keep different parts of a network synchronized with each other, and the new rule explains how to measure how well it's working. The Technical Briefs below can give you more information about how network timing is changing and improving.

What us Partial Timing Support

This document provides an overview of what PTS is and how it is used in the network. It also describes the clocks themselves and how they work. PTS: Testing G.8.273.4 (below) is a companion document and describes the approach required to test these clocks in the lab.

Top 3 things you will learn:

  • Level of PTP support provided by the network.
  • Use Cases for PTS
  • Relevant Standards for PTS

This document provides a summary of how to test these clocks in the laboratory.

  • Partial Timing Support Clocks
  • Testing APTS Clocks
  • Testing PTS Clocks

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