Openet selects Quortus for Telco as a Service offering


We were delighted to be selected as the core network provider for Openet’s Telco as a Service (TaaS) solution. Here’s what Openet said about the service in its launch press release. Telco as a Service solution selected by tier 1 North American operator to power digital first sub-brand Openet today announced that it has entered a partnership with a Tier 1 North American operator to provide its Telco as a Service (TaaS) solution. This solution comprises integrated best of breed solutions that will combine to deliver an AI-driven end-to-end digital business platform that will be delivered in 16 weeks. The solution is made up by systems from Openet (PCC), Etiya (AI-driven customer experience management and self-care), Quortus (core network software), Jinny Software (messaging) and Invigo (device management). The solution will provide the digital business platform for the operator to launch and manage a digital first sub-brand. By using the solution on an ‘as a service’ basis, the operator will significantly reduce the risks and the up-front costs of setting up a new business. Niall Byrne, General Manager of Openet’s MVNx and IoT business, commented, “Openet and our partners have the proven solutions that can be integrated to provide an agile digital business platform, getting operators’ sub-brands and MVNx businesses up and running in 16 weeks. This is game changing”. As well as supporting the operator’s digital first, mobile sub brand, Telco as a Service will also enable management of the operator’s planned fixed broadband, content / entertainment and IoT services which it will roll out in 2018. # # # About Openet Openet provides real-time software solutions and services...

Quortus shortlisted for LTE & 5G World Awards


We’re delighted to announce that Quortus has been shortlisted in the Best NFV/SDN Solution category of the LTE & 5G World Awards 2016 for our EdgeCentrix cellular core network solutions (EPCs). We’re proud to have been recognized alongside other shortlisted companies including AT&T, ECI Telecom, Huawei, Radisys and Telefónica. The judges chose to shortlist our ECX solutions for a range of unique features, including: Scalability. ECX products “scale down” to run on single-chip base station implementations such as those from Cavium, Octasic and Intel. We have even demonstrated a complete 4G core network running on a Raspberry Pi board. Yet we also “scale up” to global-scale MVNO deployments. Localized VoLTE calling Node meshing capabilities allowing sophisticated “bring your own coverage” solutions for first responders and humanitarian organizations Unique split control/user plane architecture: a powerful approach to realizing the potential of mobile edge computing that is aligned with 5G technologies such as SDN and network slicing. Edge intelligence. Services are defined and delivered where they are consumed – close to the user, at the edge of the network. This provides numerous benefits including low latency, better integration with IT infrastructure including IP PBX systems, and offloading of traffic from the centralized core to the network edge. Keeping traffic at the edge allows telco networks to gracefully handle future IoT implementations, with many distributed sensors and actuators. Scalable EPC solutions Quortus’ carrier-grade, scalable, software-based core network products enable unparalleled flexibility in the deployment of intelligence anywhere in the network – enabling new services and business models. Edge intelligence Delivering intelligence at the network edge – a particular competence for Quortus –...

Quortus and cellXica demonstrate novel co-channel GSM / LTE basestation and core network at MWC ‘16


At next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, cellXica (booth 7K07) will be demonstrating a novel co-channel GSM and LTE base station and core network enabled by Quortus’ EdgeCentrix (ECX) technology. cellXica’s GiLTE (GSM-in-LTE) technology and Quortus ECX Core interoperate to provide a combined GSM and LTE cellular network. GiLTE allows a single base station to provide both GSM and LTE service concurrently, with both fully confined within the bandwidth of the LTE signal. This provides a cost effective and bandwidth efficient solution for use in bandwidth-restricted deployments such as the UK 1800MHz guard band. Because ECX Core can be configured to provide both GSM and LTE core network functions, the system is easy to deploy either as a standalone network or integrated with existing macro network infrastructure. In addition, ECX Core’s compact, efficient design means that it can run on the cellXica GiLTE base station hardware, creating a highly integrated solution in a single box. The GiLTE base station is the latest addition to cellXica’s EXSITE range of small cells, which are based on common SDR (software defined radio) hardware. In addition to the GiLTE product, the range includes more conventional single-technology LTE, UMTS and GSM small cells, which will also be on show at MWC. Quortus ECX Core is a fully-featured, scalable virtualized core that supports emerging mobile edge computing architectures, and includes advanced features such as integrated VoLTE / SIP voice, S1/X2 handover, dedicated bearers, CS fallback (CSFB), SMS, inter-RAT and SRVCC. It is designed to run on a broad range of hardware from cloud servers to highly integrated “base station on a chip” solutions. Visit cellXica on stand 7K07...

AfricaCom 2015: Quortus and Argela Present Public Safety Cellular Solution


Africa is often seen as “the next big region” for mobile communications growth. But the fact is that growth there is already in full swing. According to Ericsson’s June 2015 Mobility Report, there were 108 million new mobile subscriptions worldwide in the first quarter of 2015, of which around one fifth (21 million) were in Africa. And with penetration standing at “just” 78% – less than any other major region in the report, barring India – Ericsson expects that growth rate to continue: of the 3.5 billion new subscriptions it predicts between 2014 and 2020, 750 million will be in the MEA region. What is often not appreciated, however, is the absolute size of the African market. The same report reveals that Africa already has a total of 910 million mobile subscriptions – that compares to 535 million in Western Europe, and 730 million in Latin America. Against this backdrop, it should not be a surprise that this week’s AfricaCom 2015 exhibition and conference in Cape Town is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors and 375 participating companies. While we can’t be there in person, Quortus’ ECX Core / ECX Tactical virtualized core network product will be playing a key role at the Argela booth (A7), as part of the company’s AMoN (Autonomous Mobile Network) solution for public safety, government and military needs. AMoN is a 4G LTE / 3G small cell system that provides simultaneous voice, data and ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) communications: able to function standalone (without a connection to an external core network), AMoN is an ideal solution for users working in disaster areas, remote regions and tactical fields. AMoN is another example...