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.
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.
Somebody asked me the other day if mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are an example of a rudimentary form of virtualization? After all, they rely on infrastructure owned by one or more facilities-based operators.
Welcome to the Quortus blog. Over the coming months we’ll be keeping you up to date not only with news about our own virtualized core network solutions, but also more generally about developments in network functions virtualization (NFV), mobile edge computing (MEC) and the cellular industry in general.