Satelles recently exhibited at the Mobile World Congress conference in Las Vegas (September 28-30, 2022).
Our team spoke to wireless carriers about the vulnerabilities of relying on GPS/GNSS for timing synchronization as well as the requirement for an exterior antenna. Satellite Time and Location (STL) from Satelles is a complement or alternative to GPS/GNSS that is secure and needs only a small indoor antenna to operate.
Wireless carriers need STL as a primary source of PNT for 5G deployments where GPS/GNSS is unavailable indoors or when distributed PTP cannot meet needed accuracies. STL is also ideal as an essential contingency capability to protect the operations of PNT-dependent systems and ensure survivability and resilience.
Visitors to the Satelles booth learned that STL is a Stratum 0 source of timing compliant with ITU-T G.8272, delivers a PRTC-A level of accuracy, and provides timing sync to RAN gear where GPS is unavailable.