Why Time May Not Be on Your Side

The ATIS Synchronization Committee (SYNC) is at the forefront of the industry in doing work to examine GPS vulnerability and methods of GPS backup for time and frequency synchronization.   The group has recently published a technical report which discusses this in detail, GPS Vulnerability (ATIS-0900005). GPS (Global Positioning System) has become so ubiquitous in everyday life that most people take…

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Insight Into GPS Vulnerability, Impact on Telecom and Alternatives to GPS Timing Provided in New ATIS Report

WASHINGTON — Sept. 15, 2017 — ATIS today announced release of a major resource to help better understand and address a formidable telecommunications industry challenge: the vulnerabilities in the Global Positioning System (GPS).  Requirements for precise time delivery have driven the industry toward the increased use of GPS and GPS-dependent technologies. Yet this dependency has left the industry vulnerable to disruptions…

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ATIS Applauds Congressional Action on a GPS Backup System

WASHINGTON — August 17, 2017 —The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a leading technology and solutions development organization bringing together top global information and communications technology companies to advance the industry’s most critical business priorities, applauds Congress’ action on a backup to the existing Global Positioning System (GPS).  North American telecommunications networks are critically dependent on GPS-derived timing using…

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