Quortus and Argela’s mobile edge computing healthcare proof of concept accepted by ETSI


Project demonstrating network slicing and open access at the network edge will debut at MEC World Congress in September Guildford, UK – 27 July 2016 – Quortus today announced that the proof of concept (PoC) proposal ‘Healthcare – Dynamic Hospital User, IoT and Alert Status Management’ submitted by the company and two collaborators has been accepted by ETSI’s Industry Specification Group for Mobile Edge Computing (ISG MEC). The PoC, created in partnership with infrastructure provider Argela and operator Türk Telekom, considers a typical healthcare use-case, deploying edge intelligence and dynamic network configuration capabilities – including network slicing – to optimize communication services in a hospital environment. It leverages Quortus’ many years of experience in the field of enterprise edge-of-network architectures in an approach that enables innovation while aligning with the initial architecture framework proposed by the ETSI MEC ecosystem. “Edge intelligence and virtual network functions are rapidly becoming ‘the new normal’ for mobile networking,” said Peter Jarich, Vice President for the Consumer and Infrastructure sectors at Current Analysis. “It’s good to see the mobile industry crystallizing around initiatives like ETSI MEC, with strong practical use cases driven by the operators themselves. Infrastructure vendors like Argela and Quortus are rapidly turning the technology into deployable reality: and that’s very much the start of the journey for the operators and app developers who will translate the new network capabilities into services.” “It’s absolutely vital that we push forward the standards-setting process, and that the MEC ecosystem throws its weight behind ETSI’s efforts in that regard,” said Andy Odgers, Quortus CEO. “The PoC program is a vital aspect of this work. We’re delighted to have been able to work...