[time-nuts] The future of Telecom Frequency Standard surplus

Tom Knox actast at hotmail.com
Wed May 31 11:47:03 EDT 2017

I think many of us Time-Nuts have played with the wide range of frequency standards surplussed from the Telecom market.

My questions is, will the quality of future surplus offerings go up or down as 4G and in the more distant future 5G surplus Frequency Standards hit the market? It seems with higher data rates stability and phase noise demands will increase, but will other advances find ways around the expense of a high end Frequency Standard. I know some early telecom systems even want as far as Cesium Standards, but more robust network tolerances seems to have reduced the need for that level of performance. So which way are we headed?

Any thought? I imagine some members are actually involved in design and implementation of the next generation telecom technologies and will have direct knowledge.


Thomas Knox
actast at hotmail.com

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