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.
These are exciting times for wireless communications. The move towards software-based solutions to implement core network functionality is creating a sea change that goes much further than simply replacing “big iron” communications equipment with off-the-shelf hardware and virtualization technology. It’s about deploying intelligence wherever in the network it’s needed. It’s enabling the creation of new service models and the realization of the integrated communications systems that have long been talked about. And it’s signaling the path towards hetnets and 5G.
Quortus is playing a key role in this move. Our technology is designed to be scalable, so it really can be hosted anywhere: in the cloud, on customer premises equipment, or embedded in today’s compute-rich radio hardware. It’s carrier class, providing the robustness and reliability that the cellular industry expects. And it’s genuinely innovative, with features such as high mobility and standards-compliant VoLTE.
The impact of this virtualization technology revolution is wide-reaching. It enables genuinely integrated enterprise communications systems; robust, field deployable tactical communications networks for the emergency services and military; morale and reachback communications for remote sites like oil rigs and mining facilities; connectivity for remote communities; and a host of other use case scenarios that would be impractical or uneconomic using traditional technology.
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