“Small cells need a reliable source of precise time for 5G network sync. STL provides timing with a signal 1,000 times stronger [than GPS].” — Christina Riley, VP/GM Commercial Enterprise Solutions
RESTON, VA, May 25, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Satelles, Inc. (www.satelles.com) has won a Small Cell Forum Industry Award for Outstanding Innovation in Chips or Components. In London, STL (Satellite Time and Location) earned the top spot in the category. “Small cells need a reliable source of precise time for 5G network synchronization, most notably those that must operate indoors where signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are very difficult to receive,” said Christina Riley, VP and GM of Commercial Enterprise Solutions at Satelles.
“Compared to GPS/GNSS, STL provides timing for network synchronization with a signal 1,000 times stronger, is significantly more secure, and is readily available to our customers at a lower deployment cost,” said Christina Riley. Available on timing sync equipment from leading manufacturers, STL is a Stratum 0 UTC source of time that can be used to create a Stratum 1 timing clock compliant with the ITU-T G.8272 PRTC-A performance standard. It works indoors, so wireless carriers do not have to obtain roof rights to install an outdoor antenna, absorb the cost to own and maintain it, or deal with the hassle and expense of coring through floors to run the necessary cabling.
STL is preferred by carriers because of its ease of installation and reliability in challenging environments. Network operators choosing the low Earth orbit (LEO) broadcast service as a primary source of time can benefit from operational improvements, such as fewer field service truck rolls. Companies concerned about the vulnerabilities and cybersecurity threats related to GPS/GNSS also implement STL as a redundant source of time. This is the second industry award in six months for Satelles, who earned a Fierce Telecom Award last year for its timing sync contribution to next-gen wireless networks deployment.
Visit the awards website to learn more about why the Small Cell Forum chose STL as a winner in 2023.
Satelles provides STL as an alternative positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) technology that delivers stability, reliability, and trust required by commercial enterprises and government entities across critical infrastructure applications. STL’s secure time and location signal from low Earth orbit (LEO) is resilient to regional outages of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).
Customers turn to Satelles for a primary source of PNT, and STL also safeguards against devastating attacks to GPS/GNSS capable of disrupting or disabling wireless communications networks, electrical grids, financial systems, and other private and public infrastructure.
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