Quortus Transforms LTE Proposition with Software Mobile Network Cores


SoftCore to significantly reduce the cost of core network deployments & improve the user experience Guildford, UK – Quortus, the company transforming core network functionality into edge-based applications, today announced that it has added LTE support to its flagship SoftCore software mobile core product which already supports 3G and GSM. SoftCore allows voice and data requests to be handled locally where possible saving on backhaul costs and use of the traditional core all the while improving user experience. It can be installed on macro cells, small cells and on commodity hardware in either the traditional core or the cloud. SoftCore takes core network functionality and distils it in to a software application. Whereas operators previously looking to augment their core networks would have to use expensive proprietary hardware they can now opt to load Quortus’ technology on to low-cost commodity hardware at a fraction of the cost without negatively impacting performance. This is of particular use to Tier 2 operators for whom core network upgrades can be almost prohibitively expensive. This solution also enables the possibility of a hosted core model where smaller operators and MVNOs can have their core hosted by a third party. SoftCore can be installed on or at small cell sites in a variety of settings to great effect. As multi-mode metrocell deployments grow the strain on the mobile core will be greater than ever due to the increased frequency of cell handover, traffic signalling and circuit switch fall back requests as well as sheer data volumes. SoftCore can frequently manage these services at the edge and the technology also allows key local data services,...