Quortus wins two Edge Awards at Mobile Edge Computing Congress


MEC pioneer recognized as ‘Best MEC use case’ for PoC partnership with Argela, and for ‘Biggest contribution to R&D’ 23rd September 2016, Camberley, UK – Quortus today announced that it has been named a double winner at the Edge Awards, part of the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress. The company was honored in both the ‘Best MEC Use Case’ category for its ground-breaking Proof of Concept (PoC) ‘Healthcare – Dynamic Hospital User, IoT and Alert Status Management’, developed with partner Argela, and for ‘Biggest contribution to R&D’ for its innovative work in developing its EdgeCentrix disaggregated cellular core network solutions. The Healthcare PoC leverages Quortus’ long experience in deploying edge-of-network architectures and its innovative approach to MEC, alongside advanced technologies from Argela, including its ProgRAN SDN-based RAN slicing solution. The PoC demonstrates a number of advanced technologies, including 5G-aligned network slicing and control/user plane separation (CUPS) to show how highly differentiated services can be defined and deployed. “The entire PoC 6 team is delighted to be recognized with this prestigious award,” said Oguz Sunay, CTO, Argela USA. “Quortus and Argela have clearly demonstrated the real-world application and relevance of MEC, not just in healthcare, but in any community of interest.” The PoC demonstrates how a hospital could be empowered to assign a cellular access hierarchy to local systems depending on managed access rights. Users – and IoT devices – can be prioritized depending on hospital ‘alert’ status, with dynamic hospital-managed upgrading of users between categories, and dynamic response to critical incidents with modifications to radio resource allocations. The 5G slicing technology, jointly developed by Argela and Quortus, enables the virtual partitioning of both the...

Quortus to showcase deployable mobile edge computing platform and 5G-aligned MEC demonstration at MEC Congress


Healthcare PoC features 5G network slicing, CUPS, SDN; enterprise service delivery platform enables presence-based services, local offload and IoT-style connectivity 20th September, 2016, Camberley, UK – At this week’s Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Quortus will showcase a broad range of its MEC capabilities, including a deployable platform for enterprise applications, and a ground-breaking proof-of-concept (PoC) that includes innovative 5G-aligned features. In the ETSI MEC PoC Zone, the company, along with partners Argela and Turk Telekom, will for the first time show a forward-looking proof of concept (PoC) for healthcare applications that features 5G network slicing and control/user plane separation (CUPS) to illustrate how highly differentiated services can be defined and deployed. The Intel booth will feature a deployable MEC platform created by Quortus, ACS and Stratacache, enabling presence-based services, fixed mobile convergence and breakout to local enterprise applications. “We’ve been deploying edge intelligence in real-world networks for years now,” said Andy Odgers, Quortus CEO. “At MEC Congress we are continuing that approach, focusing not just on mobile edge computing technology, but on the ability of that technology to transform service delivery, enhance quality of experience and diversify the communications ecosystem.” The PoC demonstration, titled ‘Healthcare – Dynamic Hospital User, IoT and Alert Status Management’, shows a typical healthcare use-case, deploying edge intelligence and dynamic network configuration capabilities to optimize communication services in a hospital environment. It leverages Quortus’ years of experience in the field of enterprise edge-of-network deployments in an approach that enables innovation while aligning with the initial architecture framework proposed by the ETSI MEC ecosystem. The PoC leverages a number of advanced technologies, including being the first MEC PoC to feature...

Quortus and Expeto co-operate to deliver advanced wireless networks


Containerized public and private network infrastructure will enable Intranets of Things, integrated enterprise communications, and provide roadmap to 5G Camberley, UK and Victoria, BC, 2 September 2016 Quortus and Expeto today announced a co-operation that will speed the deployment of innovative communications services by wireless internet service providers (WISPs), mobile and virtual network operators (MNOs and MVNOs), and Internet of Things (IoT) product or service providers. Initial results of the companies’ collaboration will be demonstrated on the Ubuntu Booth (3158) at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 (September 7 – 9, Sands Expo, Las Vegas NV). The combination of Quortus’ virtualized, disaggregated evolved packet core (EPC), with Expeto’s expertise in security, Platform-as-a-Service deployment model, and containerization and orchestration, creates powerful solutions for the wireless ecosystem. In particular, it enables a secure, trusted architecture at the edge of the wireless network with “IT-style” manipulation of traffic – essential for IoT providers and for enterprises seeking to optimize their use of mobile technology. “Quortus and Expeto offer complementary technologies with genuinely disruptive potential for the entire wireless communications value chain,” said Ryley MacKenzie, Expeto CEO. “With Quortus’ carrier-grade EPC as part of our solution, we can offer the best of cellular and IT-style authentication and security, quality of service and experience: we provide the entire LTE / 4G core network through a Platform as a Service environment.” Andy Odgers, Quortus CEO, commented: “We’re looking at a dramatic shift in the way LTE services can be deployed and managed, enabled by companies such as Expeto, which can embrace both multinational enterprise and telco environments. It’s a shift that will continue as we move towards 5G. The ability to simply configure...