Quortus selected in joint Lime, Ubuntu wireless network development


Software core network enables “open source” style innovation Guildford, UK – 23 May 2016 – Quortus and Lime Micro today announce that the Quortus EdgeCentrix (ECX) technology has been selected as part of a fully programmable mobile network capability launched last month by Lime Micro. The new network capability, itself a collaboration between Lime and Canonical, two of the UK’s leading open source technology innovators, will dramatically change the way mobile networks are built in the future. EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator and part of BT, has pledged to use technology developed using this breakthrough platform to provide coverage to a remote community in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. The new platform includes Quortus’ software-based implementation of a complete mobile core network (Enhanced Packet Core, or EPC) as part of Lime’s ‘network in a box’ solution. Developers can configure the network platform via software available through the Snappy Ubuntu Core stores, allowing the creation of new mobile network applications and services. This radical new approach to mobile network innovation will allow operators to foster a diverse ecosystem of developers that can tailor network services to their needs – and those of their customers. “Quortus is the clear leader in software-defined core networks, and so was the natural choice for our mobile innovation platform,” said Ebrahim Bushehri, CEO of Lime Micro. “Operators are today looking for routes to innovate in their networks and this system shows the way. By providing the hardware and standards-compliant software, alongside an easy-to-use and accessible configuration platform, we create an environment that anyone can program: and this unleashes the creativity that mobile networks need.” Andy Odgers, Quortus CEO, commented: “We’re delighted...

Quortus white paper shines light on transformative potential of MEC


Document identifies technology’s immediate value to enterprise and operators, as well as providing platform for future services on path to 5G Guildford, UK – 9 May 2016 – Quortus today published a new white paper in conjunction with Rethink Technology Research, outlining the commercial potential and technical aspects of mobile edge computing (MEC). The paper analyzes opportunities the technology creates for MNOs, MVNOs and MVNEs, and outlines a network architecture which implements 5G-like concepts of virtualization and network slicing today. This in turn can enable new business models and partnerships, driving new revenues into the whole value chain, both in immediate use cases like integrated enterprise communications, and in emerging applications which will follow along the path to 5G. Quortus has a proven track record of deploying intelligence at the network edge in support of new business cases and value propositions. The new white paper draws on this wealth of experience, and the market analysis and understanding of Rethink Research, to explain the impact MEC can have in terms of service delivery, ecosystem expansion, revenue generation and cost reduction. The sustained growth of data traffic on mobile networks, and declining profitability of core consumer voice and data services, have been driving a radical rethink of network architectures. Mobile operators need to meet users’ ever-rising expectations of data speeds, capacity and quality of experience, while keeping the cost of delivery low enough to be profitable. But they also need to develop new high-value, revenue-generating services to justify investment in their networks and to increase overall profitability. MEC is one of the most significant current developments in wireless networks, with immense...