Kenneth Hann is principal engineer for the Tellabs® 8600 Managed Edge System. In this role, he is responsible for developing the Tellabs 8600 system architecture and functionality. Hann proactively follows and contributes to telecommunications technology development initiatives and standardization work in the area of synchronization. He cooperates closely with Tellabs customers on technology evolution planning and implementation of the mobile Internet.
Prior to joining Tellabs, Hann was an engineering manager at Nokia Telecommunications. He has held a variety of engineering positions in product development, software development and integration testing.
Hann has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Queen's University of Belfast.
December 4, 2012 / 11:02 AM
Having been closely involved in the development of synchronization standards for many years, I wasn’t expecting many surprises at the 2012 International Telecommunications Synchronization Forum, which took place last month in Nice, France.
I was wrong.
February 23, 2012 / 2:00 AM
As operators migrate to LTE and LTE-Advanced, mobile backhaul synchronization becomes more important than ever.
In 2G and 3G networks, mobile operators were able to syntonize base stations from native TDM networks. The nature of the backhaul network provided an easy source of timing. Today these mobile networks have grown, and most of the traffic is carried over Ethernet.
February 13, 2012 / 9:43 AM
Late last year, synchronization experts, including myself, gathered together at the ITSF conference in Edinburgh. Though we spent some time discussing our progress in 2011, we debated at length the issues we'll face in 2012. Here are the top four that I took away from the conference, in no particular order:
January 12, 2012 / 10:20 AM
I'm encouraged by the progress we've made with synchronization in the past year.
I have a unique perspective of the synchronization issues that operators, suppliers and vendors around the world are facing. This is mostly thanks to my participation as a member of the International Telecom Sync Forum (ITSF) steering group and contributor to the ITU-T synchronization experts group (Q13).
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