Telecom continues to be one main industry in terms of synchronization requirements and the need for defining new timing solutions. Synchronization of the radio signal in 4G and 5G mobile networks is one of the main aspects, and the expectation is that synchronization will more and more be a fundamental prerequisite as networks evolve, e.g., 5G evolution towards 6G.

Integration of 5G and future radio technologies with vertical industries (e.g. Industrial automation, Automotive, Aerospace, SmartGrid) is leading to new challenges. Timing Standards in the relevant SDOs are continuously updated to address the new needs. Security and resiliency of timing are expected to be aspects of increased concern.

This session will address the implications for the synchronization needs on the evolution of these networks and services.