ACS, Quortus and Stratacache Announce First Public Demonstration of Mobile Edge Computing Solution at MWC 2016


MEC offering includes media, voice, and data experiences, IoT and M2M capabilities as part of Intel Network Builders showcase Huntington Beach, CA and Guildford, UK, February 17 2016 – Applied Computer Solutions (ACS) and Quortus today announced further details of the live Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) platform that they will be demonstrating for the first time at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. The solution will show a range of applications, including user presence tied to responsive digital signage provided by Stratacache, fixed mobile convergence and breakout to local enterprise applications. The demonstration will be hosted by Intel (Booth 3D30) as part of the Intel Network Builders showcase. Brought together by ACS, the demonstration shows how MEC can be used to cost-effectively and flexibly enable communications services which are difficult or impossible to realize using traditional network architectures. In addition to the presence-based digital signage offering and local PBX integration with short code dialing, the system provides a platform for completely local communication between two terminal nodes. This is particularly powerful in IoT-type applications, for instance providing local interconnect between a security camera and video viewer. At the heart of the demonstration are ACS’ powerful controller platform and MEC appliances, integrating dataplane functions traditionally implemented in the cellular core network. This allows functions like media control to be performed at the network edge, as well as caching, analytics and DNS interception for local service delivery. ACS offers the cellular market’s first MEC control plane platform, MEC appliances and integrated software applications, making rollout of this key enabling technology possible for the first time. Quortus pioneered the concept of selectively implementing cellular network...

Quortus and ACS partner to bring MEC to the enterprise


Companies to demonstrate combined offering at Mobile World Congress 2016 Guildford, UK and Huntington Beach, CA – 4th February 2016 – Quortus and Applied Computer Solutions (ACS) today announced that they are partnering to develop a range of wireless communications solutions for enterprises based on emerging Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) technologies. The two companies expect to demonstrate a proof of concept service offering at Mobile World Congress 2016 (Barcelona, Feb 22nd- 25th). Quortus is at the heart of implementing core network functions as software applications; ACS provides products and services to Service Providers, MSOs and large enterprises. The companies’ partnership will enable services far beyond the capabilities of traditional network architectures, enhancing user experience and bringing benefits throughout the wireless ecosystem. For network operators this means more efficient use of network resources and new monetization opportunities; content distributors benefit with higher delivery speeds and lower network latencies; enterprises gain vastly improved integration between their IT and communications infrastructure; small businesses obtain access to advanced services with outstanding ease of use. “Quortus and ACS makes for a game-changing combination,” said Andy Odgers, Founder and CEO of Quortus. “Together we are pioneering the new Mobile Edge Computing ecosystem. Uniquely, our MEC solution combines control and user plane functions – enabling more services than user-plane only MEC solutions. This opens up a new world of powerful possibilities, creating an operator-friendly system that can support a raft of new capabilities ranging from local traffic offload and QoS management to genuine local VoLTE calling.” Bob Pike, CTO at ACS, commented: “Our partnership with Quortus is a natural evolution of our two companies’ respective endeavors to leverage advanced IT and...