Data Edge part of the complex 5G low latency n/w design strategies

Paul Phelan is pictured and quoted as part of a feature on 5G. Paul discusses the latest developments in this area, including advice on the new spectrum, splaying and latency. Spokespeople from Vodafone Ireland, Samsung and Equinix are also included in the article.

Techpro Article – 20th March 2019




Data Edge to show latest GPS Anti-jamming/Spoofing at Dublin Data Centre Show


Data Edge to show latest GPS Anti-jamming/Spoofing at Dublin Data Centre Show – 22/23rd November. RDS

Data Edge is an Ireland based company specialising in Timing, Synchronisation & GPS, Control Room & KVM Solutions and Network & Application Optimisation. We list all the main Telcos plus many large Corporates and Semi State organisations amongst our happy customers.

GPS is critical to the safety of modern life – Power, Communications, Transport – and Data Centres  – all depend on it . GPS is however, very vulernable to Jamming and Spoofing. Please visit our stand 108A to see the latest defence technology against these threats.

Our partners include Microsemi Corp, GPSDome, Wey Technology and Spirent Communications.

Microsemi Corporation – GPS Firewalls,  NTP & PTP Servers

RF Safety & RF Interference Workshop October 13th, 2015 Dublin.

RF Interference Analysis & New EMF Safety Rules Workshop – What you Need to Know
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Identifying and Locating Interfering Sources


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RF Workshop Objectives:

  • Common Interference characteristics
  • Understand and recognise different types of Interference
  • Understanding Passive Intermodulation (PIM)
  • Locating the source of Interference
  • Minimising or eliminating interference

New RF Safety Regulations

Data Edge RF Safety Workshop

EMF Workshop Objectives:

  • EMF basics
  • Articles of Directive
  • The Practical Guide
  • Risk Assessment
  • Case Study
RF Interference
Dear Jorge
Data Edge are delighted to invite you to our no cost annual technical workshop, designed to provide an insight to some of the newer issues you and your colleagues increasingly face. This year we will cover RF Interference Analysis and the new EMF Exposure Regulations.  And let’s not ignore the social element – this is your chance to learn (almost!!) as much chatting with friends in the same business over coffee or lunch. We hope you and your colleagues can attend – please signup here.

Date & Time:
Tuesday October 13th, 2015. 08.30 to 12.30
Venue:Swiftbrook Room, Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Naas Rd, Dublin

8.30 – 9.00     Registration & Coffee
9.00 – 10.30  RF Interference Analysis
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 – 12.00 PIM (Passive InterModulation) Introduction.
12.00 – 12.30 New EU EMF Safety Regulations
12.30 – 12.45 Q&A
12.45 – 1.45 Lunch

RF Interference Analysis
One of the big challanges facing mobile operators in Ireland is analysing and locating the source of RF Interference. This is becoming a larger problem with the rollout of 4G, increasing use of mobile data, higher data speeds and higher customer expectations.
The workshop will examine the different types of interference most commonly experienced, their causes, their effects and how to locate and resolve them. We will demonstrate some of the tools used in other countries where the rollout is more advanced and the problems more acute.

New RF Safety Regulations
The EU is about to introduce important new Regulations which will update the Health & Safety rules regarding EMF exposure for workers.
We know that making these types of topics sound interesting is a bit of a challenge but our colleague, Jeff Hinsley, from Narda will do his best! Besides, these regulations are put there for good reasons, so what Jeff has to say will be of relavance and importance to all attendees.

I hope that you and/or a colleague will be able to attend. These Workshops fill up pretty quickly, so if you would like to attend, please register as soon as possible.
If you have any questions to do with the Workshop, please give me a call today on 2866777 or email me at
I look forward to seeing you on Oct 13th.PS – Site Master Training
A number of companies have asked if we could organise an Anritsu Certified Site Master Training course. If you would be interested in attending, please let me know as the course needs a minimum of 8 students to run.

Register for RF Interference Course
Best Regards,

Carol Glynn
Product Manager
Data Edge Ltd
Co. Wicklow
Tel +353 1 2866777


Anritsu OTDR Selected by BT

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BT Selects Anritsu for Major Optical Fibre Test Equipment Contract 

Luton UK – July 15, 2014 – Anritsu Corporation has today announced that it has concluded a contract with Openreach, BT’s access network division, for the supply of fibre optic test equipment to support the deployment of advanced high speed fibre optic networks. Anritsu will supply more than 1,000 units of the MT9090ANetwork Master under the contract, to measure the quality of fibre optic cable and connections in order to verify the installation. 

The MT9090A provides industry leading capability in a unique compact size that is suited to making measurements out at the installation site. The unit features a dynamic range of 37 dB, together with the newly released “Fibre Visualiser” software to present the reading and analysis of the test results in an easy to use and informative visual block diagram. The combination of performance and form-factor for the Network Master make it the leading solution for this type of testing, and chosen for testing some of the worlds most advanced fibre access network deployments. 

Michael Spatny, General Manager for Anritsu in the EMEA region commented “Anritsu is extremely proud to be selected to supply BT with our Network Master solution, demonstrating Anritsu’s leading position in the supply of Fibre Optic Test Equipment and supporting BT in the deployment of advanced fibre optic networks. This continues Anritsu’s long history in supplying the industry with innovative new fibre optic test equipment, and we are proud to demonstrate our commitment to the industry for the future”.

Synchronisation in LTE Networks – Sept 30th – Free Seminar

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30th September 2014
Time: 8:30 – 13:00
Where: Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin

Packet synchronisation technologies are critical to the roll-out of ethernet backhaul networks, which are required for the successful deployment of LTE. This is of particular significance in Ireland as the leading mobile carriers are currently implementing 4G networks. Correct optimisation and synchronisation of LTE 4G networks is essential in order to improve speeds and reduce costs, complexity and data delays.

This seminar aims to provide network engineers, planners, architects and managers with responsibility for deploying LTE technologies in Ireland with the very latest information and insights on synchronisation standards, deployment, testing, management and network optimisation.

The keynote presentation will be given by leading industry expert Tim Frost from Calnex, a world leader in test and measurement solutions. Tim has several patents in the area of synchronisation and circuit emulation. He has also held several roles on international standards bodies such as the Small Cell Forum, Metro Ethernet Forum, ITU-T and IETF.

Other industry experts speaking at the event include Simon Butcher from Microsemi, a leading global supplier of synchronisation and timing solutions to telecoms providers, and Adam Paterson from Calnex.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry peers and the international speakers. A complimentary lunch is included in this free event.

To register for this seminar:  Click here- ‘disabled’ or email Carol Glynn at or call her on 01 2866777.

Data Edge Shortlisted for Project of the Year at the 2014 Tech Excellence Awards

ICT Excellence Awards28th April 2014: Data Edge is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for Project of the Year (Private Sector) at the 2014 ICT Excellence Awards.

Data Edge’s pioneering solution for enet has been included as one of the best ICT projects in the private sector in Ireland this year. Data Edge has implemented a network infrastructure fault and performance management solution for enet providing them with unmatched levels of quality, reliability, predictability and scalability. Their solution is central to enet’s growth as they manage the State’s Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) programme which will enable 94 towns and cities across regional Ireland with world-class telecommunications.

This follows Data Edge’s success of winning the ICT Excellence Award for IT Project of the Year in 2013 (Public Sector) for their integrated voice and video recording system for the Irish Aviation Authority.

The Tech Excellence awards are the most highly-respected awards programme in the Irish technology sector, recognising outstanding achievements in the industry. The judges are comprised of many of Ireland’s business and technology leaders.

This year’s winner will be announced at a gala dinner to be held in Dublin on May 15th in the Ballsbridge Hotel.

VNA system Demo

Anritsu MS2687B12 March 2014: Data Edge, the leading Irish network and application performance management company, today announced that it will be demonstrating the Anritsu Vectorstar 125 GHz broadband vector network analyser (VNA) at Analog Devices, the world leader in high performance signal processing, on March 19th and 20th in Limerick.

Data Edge will be showcasing the innovative VNA system which is used by RF and Microwave engineers to measure the performance of items like Antennae, Amplifiers, High Frequency ICs, and RF and Microwave components. The Anritsu Vectorstar is used by many of the world’s leading research labs and IC manufacturers.

Data Edge plans to make this advanced VNA system available for further demonstrations in Ireland in the coming weeks. It also has demonstration units available of the world’s highest performance hand held VNA, the 20GHz Anritsu VNA Master. As Anritsu’s sole partner in the Irish market, Data Edge is the only local provider to deliver and support this leading-edge technology.

The Anritsu ME7838A broadband VNA system provides single-sweep coverage from 70 kHz to 11 GHz with operation from 40kHz to 125 GHz, and utilises an advanced design that eliminates the need for large, heavy millimetre wave (mmWave) modules and coax combiners.

The innovative system delivers outstanding raw performance for optimum on-wafer calibration stability, extremely wide dynamic range for enhanced accuracy, and the best all-around power-sweep capability for measuring power-sensitive devices.

Among the many advantages of the ME7838A is improved RF performance, due to an industry first, real-time power levelling control that provides the best power accuracy and stability to power levels as low as -55 dBm. The approach employed in the ME7838A takes less time, is less tedious, and more accurate than the conventional method of adjusting power level in the millimeter band through the use of electronically controlled mechanical attenuators and power linearity correction tables.

The Vectorstar broadband system provides an accurate and fast real-time method to sweep power for compression measurements. The result is that the ME7838A performs the most accurate gain compression measurements on high-frequency active devices in the industry.

The ME7838A is the first broadband VNA to provide good raw directivity throughout the entire frequency range, due to its innovative design and elimination of the MUX combiners used in traditional systems.

The design provides users with configuration advantages as well. Its use of smaller, lighter RF and mmWave modules reduces the need for large bulky positioners that add expense. The modules are also more cost-efficient, and free bench space that can be used for other probes and devices necessary for wafer measurements.

In addition to characterising high-frequency devices for communications designs, the overall performance of the ME7838A makes it well suited for many other applications. It is an excellent tool for analysing devices used in spectroscopy based homeland security systems, as well as radio astronomy. Additionally, it is a highly accurate tool for passive device designers in need of broadband coverage, such as connector and test fixture designers.

Contact Data Edge today and we will be happy to provide you with more information and can facilitate product demonstrations at your premises or ours.

Spirent’s Axon for app and network performance testing

Spirent Axon NewsAxon from Spirent Networks is a new system designed to provide inexpensive, risk free testing of new and updated applications, services and the networks over which they run.

The Axon allows testers to validate the performance of applications, network devices and IT services and identify problems long before they become customer issues, in minutes, say the makers. This means that enterprises can successfully deploy new applications and services faster, potentially avoiding downtime.

Axon provides a level of testing previously available only in specially equipped IT labs, argues Spirent. The system’s interface is designed for ease of use, especially where limited expertise is available. Tests can be run in minutes to generate and model realistic traffic scenarios that benchmark and validate the performance of applications and network infrastructure. Continue reading