Quortus introduces virtual core network solutions for MVNOs and MVNEs


Customizable feature pack offers total architectural flexibility and “pay-as-you grow” business model Quortus today announced the release of a flexible, configurable virtual cellular core network solution targeted specifically at the needs of Mobile Virtual Network Operators and Mobile Virtual Network Enablers (MNVOs/MVNEs). Based on the company’s ECX Core scalable, multi-standard core network software; this new offering gives MVNOs and MVNEs access to solutions with the exact scale and feature set they need to implement innovative services, while integrating efficiently with third-party network infrastructure. Quortus’ MVNO-oriented solutions have already been successfully deployed at scale by Swiss communications provider Telecom26, providing underlying network intelligence and enabling an “anywhere-you-go” service that gives customers access to over 700 global networks via a single SIM. “MVNOs are on a constant quest to differentiate,” said Paul Trubridge, Quortus’ head of product management. “They’re coming to us with a wide variety of requirements, and an equally wide variety of technical constraints from their infrastructure partners. We’re offering total flexibility, with a solution that ranges from simple subscriber management via an HSS/HLR module, all the way to a complete set of management and gateway modules, including roaming and billing interfaces. Our products are scalable, so you can ‘pay as you grow’; and we can build multi-standard GSM/3G/LTE solutions.” ECX Core supports embedded, server or cloud-based (NFV) implementations, leveraging industry partnerships such as Quortus’ recently announced co-operation with Expeto, which enables a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) operating model. Quortus offers a variety of commercial packages including connected user-based pricing, making it economically viable to support anything from a handful of users up to 1M connections – suitable for emerging IoT...

Quortus and Expeto announce commercial availability of enterprise communications platform as a service


Applying “IT cloud” to cellular enables Intranets of Things, integrated enterprise communications Camberley, UK and Victoria, BC, 15 February 2017 – Quortus and Expeto today announced commercial availability of a unique “platform as a service” (PaaS) solution that gives enterprises and other organizations complete control of their cellular communications. Field trials of the solution are already under way in conjunction with a major multi-national natural resources concern and its cellular network provider, in the Asia-Pacific region.The solution leverages IT cloud principles, network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), to provide organizations with secure, high-availability 4G/LTE communications services. By virtualizing the LTE core network in an “edge-cloud” architecture, service providers and their customers can dynamically create virtual LTE networks – or network slices – to serve targeted connectivity needs.“Edge and cloud computing, virtualization and SDN have always looked like a technologically attractive combination,” said Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst at Analysys Mason. “The question has been whether they would add up to a compelling customer proposition. I think we’re starting to see a positive answer to that question, as companies start to crystalize that promise into services that organizations really need.” Ryley Mackenzie, Expeto CEO, commented: “Our approach combines the flexibility, security and control that enterprises associate with IT infrastructure, with the robustness and scalability of a virtualized cellular solution. At the heart of our offering is some great technology from Quortus and Expeto. But more importantly is what that technology enables. Communications Service Providers are struggling to move beyond connectivity in their dealings with enterprise customers: enterprises themselves are looking for greater control and ownership of their data. We...

Quortus joins CBRS Alliance to bring edge intelligence to private cellular in 3.5GHz band


Extends global drive towards use of cellular in shared and unlicensed spectrum Quortus today announced it has joined the CBRS Alliance, the organization dedicated to developing, marketing and promoting LTE-based solutions utilizing the shared spectrum of the US 3.5GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. As a member of the Alliance, Quortus will play an active role in helping to realize the full potential of this band through the delivery of cellular core network software that meets the specific requirements of private cellular system ‘owners’. Quortus has developed and commercialized cellular core software since 2009 in 2G, 3G and LTE technologies, with a specialization in providing intelligence at the network edge. The work of the CBRS Alliance reflects a broader global trend towards the use of LTE and other cellular technologies in shared and unlicensed spectrum: a trend which Quortus is driving through its deployment-proven infrastructure solutions. Private cellular is one of the key service models enabled by the use of licensed, license-exempt or deregulated spectrum, enabling a variety of innovative services for organizations and individual users. Quortus’ virtual core network solutions power a breadth of applications including IoT; private voice and data; roaming voice and data; and others. Quortus software can run on any hardware platform, and is scalable from tens to tens of thousands of connected devices. The company’s products are designed to be flexibly adapted to specific and often non-standard requirements. The CBRS Alliance presents an opportunity to enable economic LTE deployments in the 3.5GHz band, including neutral hosted mobile networks, private cellular (including IoT) and fixed wireless access (FWA). The Alliance is working to establish...