Synchronization Committee (SYNC)

SYNC develops and recommends standards and solutions related to telecommunications network technology pertaining to network synchronization. This includes those functions and characteristics necessary to define and establish:

  • Synchronization between networks and areas concerned with network time/phase/frequency characteristics that require theoretical, analytical and empirical investigations to ensure that solutions meet the highest norms of technical integrity and completeness; and
  • Interconnection of signals comprising network transport, including aspects of both asynchronous and synchronous networks.

  • SYNC is examining GPS vulnerability and methods of GPS backup for time and frequency synchronization.


Elections have been announced to fill the SYNC Chair and Vice Chair positions in January 2017. During the transition, Ken Biholar, Nokia, and Lee Cosart, Microsemi, are providing leadership.