Quortus strengthens Executive Board with new CEO


Camberley, UK, 25th September 2018 – Quortus today announced Mark Bole has joined its Executive Board as CEO to strengthen the management team as the company focuses on the commercial opportunities in the expanding private and software based mobile network business. “As a consequence of our continued growth and success over the past 9 years, Quortus is expanding and we need both a strong commercial and technical focus. Bringing in Mark Bole as CEO, who has over 30 years’ experience in leading and driving growth in technology-based companies, will ensure we can continue to deliver exceptional products and services to our customers,” said Andy Odgers, CTO & Founder of Quortus. “I will now be able to focus on our technology vision and roadmap as the company scales the business to meet the demands from the industry and our customers.” Mark Bole has over 30 years’ experience in the mobile, media and communications technology industries and has previously been CEO of several successful venture capital and private equity backed technology companies. He has been accountable for $500M+ P&L leadership and has been on both the buy-side and the sell-side of multiple M&A deals. “Quortus is one of the most exciting businesses I have come across and is ideally positioned to address the opportunities and challenges the mobile industry is facing as software becomes a key component in the mobile core network,” said Mark Bole, incoming CEO at Quortus. “Technically, the company stands out in the market place and our strategy is to continue to develop the Quortus technology roadmap and commercial offering and grow the company into an industry leading...

Quortus partners with Fujitsu for Private LTE


Quortus partners with Fujitsu on cellular core network technology for Private LTE Quortus today announces the recent signing of a multi-country reseller agreement with Fujitsu Limited of Japan. Under the deal, Fujitsu, Japan’s largest provider of IT services, will deploy the Quortus range of cellular core network products as part of its comprehensive range of Private LTE solutions for enterprises, telcos and other large organizations in Japan. “We are delighted to be working with Fujitsu, Japan’s leading IT services provider,” said Andy Odgers, Quortus founder and CEO. “Fujitsu is uniquely positioned to help operators and enterprises maximize the effectiveness of their communications infrastructure. Quortus is proud to be working with a partner that can provide such complete, advanced solutions.” Yoshinori Yuki, Director of Business Department I, Mobile Solution Business Division, Fujitsu Japan, commented: “Working with Quortus extends the range of solutions Fujitsu can offer across our entire range of customers. We’ve been impressed not only with the quality of Quortus’ software solutions, but also with their commitment to quality and their support capabilities, which are key for our customers.” Fujitsu’s complete offerings enable network service providers to focus on maintaining profitable revenue streams and business models by building and leveraging customer relationships. This extends from network capacity and coverage enhancement to complete quality of experience management. The company’s solutions encompass a network operator’s end-to-end consumer or business lifecycle, from customer acquisition to billing and customer relationship management. Quortus provides a broad range of flexible, scalable core solutions for mobile network operators, MVNOs and organizations requiring private cellular networks. The company’s software can run on any hardware platform – including cloud-based...

Quortus joins Airspan, ARM, McLaren in AutoAir 5G automotive & transportation project


Selected as part of UK Government 5G Testbeds and Trials project Quortus today announced its participation in AutoAir, an ambitious project designed to develop 5G cellular technology for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Earlier this month, the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) announced that AutoAir, which is led by Airspan Networks and includes ARM, Blu Wireless and McLaren, has been selected as part of its 5G Testbeds and Trials project. The 5G technologies developed as part of AutoAir will initially be used in the validation and development of CAVs at the UK’s leading vehicle testing and validation ground, Millbrook. The project will also accelerate the deployment of 5G cellular networks and autonomous vehicles in the UK, driving early implementation of these key emerging technologies. Quortus is an established contributor to 5G implementation and deployment, and its applications in areas such as transportation, retail, healthcare and the Internet of Things (IoT). The company is the industry’s leading supplier of virtualized mobile core network solutions: essential wireless network functionality that ensures that devices stay connected as they move around the network, establishes and manages calls and data connections, ensures security and privacy, implements access policies, and enables billing. Building on its leadership position in 4G core networks, Quortus is already deploying 5G-aligned technologies such as network slicing, edge computing, and control/user plane separation (CUPS). “AutoAir brings together the UK’s leading 5G and automotive innovators: Quortus is a massive part of that effort, contributing the most advanced 5G core network technology available today,” said Paul Senior, Chief Strategy Officer, Airspan Networks and CEO of Dense Air. “The...

e-BO Enterprises chooses EdgeCentrix technology for offshore LTE networks


Edge intelligence specialist enables ‘broadband experience’ for offshore networks Quortus today announces a collaboration with e-BO Enterprises, a Belgian provider of smart content distribution platforms, network operation services, secure cloud computing solutions and network infrastructure, to enable LTE voice and data solutions for offshore wind farms. The companies’ jointly developed solution is already commercially deployed in two North Sea wind farm installations, where it provides reliable, ubiquitous wireless voice and data coverage, allowing maintenance and construction co-workers to communicate across the offshore site and onshore control centres. e-BO’s e-Wind offering is a complete all-in-one development and management solution for wind farms, encompassing resourcing, logistics and communications. Quortus contributes virtualized LTE core network functionality to enable LTE Network in a Box (NiB) solutions that function as standalone private networks, or interconnect to existing Mobile Network Operator (MNO) infrastructure. Using this technology, e-BO can create a broadband-like experience across an entire offshore site. “We are delighted to partner with e-BO on its offshore deployments,” said Andy Odgers, CEO of Quortus. “This is a perfect example of the application of LTE in a solution-suited capacity and shows the flexibility of Quortus software-based core network products. Virtualization projects such as this demonstrate the potential of our technology to enable new business and service models. We look forward to continuing to develop our partnership with e-BO in the future.” Christophe Dhaene, e-BO CEO, commented: “Designing a networking infrastructure for offshore use requires a special approach. e-BO’s solutions deliver high availability, scalability, and best-in-class security features: and all of this in a physically hostile environment. Quortus’ technology is not just market leading, but also flexible...

Industry’s first App-based cellular core now available for LimeNet


PocketEPC complete mobile core available as a Snap via the LimeNet Ubuntu App Store Quortus and Lime Microsystems today announced the availability of PocketEPC – a complete cellular core network realized as an App – via Lime Micro’s LimeNET Ubuntu App Store. By combining the LimeNET hardware platform with PocketEPC, the two companies allow any developer to rapidly and cost-effectively create complete 4G (or 5G / IoT) networks. Delivered as an Ubuntu Snap and priced at just £150 (less than 200 US dollars), PocketEPC for the LimeNet platform promises to revolutionize the mobile industry’s value equation, with a shift away from proprietary solutions towards open hardware with apps running on top. This low-cost platform makes it technically possible for a wide variety of individuals and organizations to develop cellular-based applications utilizing unlicensed spectrum, or spectrum obtained from operators as a service. “PocketEPC is a powerful tool for innovation,” said Ebrahim Bushehri, Lime CEO. “We’re working with Quortus to create a rich edge-app ecosystem that will support academia, commercial developers and individuals, and open up cellular technology in a way that has never been seen before.” Andy Odgers, Quortus Founder and CEO, commented: “LimeNet and its surrounding ecosystem is making a real impact on the way the industry develops cellular applications and services. We’ve seen ample evidence of this at events like the BT Infinity Labs / Lime Mini Hackathon, which achieved an unprecedented response, and spawned some tremendously innovative work.” PocketEPC is the flagship product in a new range of edge function apps from Quortus. Certified against target hardware, NFV containers, or virtual machines (VMs), the family includes a...