Industry’s first App-based cellular core now available for LimeNet


PocketEPC complete mobile core available as a Snap via the LimeNet Ubuntu App Store Quortus and Lime Microsystems today announced the availability of PocketEPC – a complete cellular core network realized as an App – via Lime Micro’s LimeNET Ubuntu App Store. By combining the LimeNET hardware platform with PocketEPC, the two companies allow any developer to rapidly and cost-effectively create complete 4G (or 5G / IoT) networks. Delivered as an Ubuntu Snap and priced at just £150 (less than 200 US dollars), PocketEPC for the LimeNet platform promises to revolutionize the mobile industry’s value equation, with a shift away from proprietary solutions towards open hardware with apps running on top. This low-cost platform makes it technically possible for a wide variety of individuals and organizations to develop cellular-based applications utilizing unlicensed spectrum, or spectrum obtained from operators as a service. “PocketEPC is a powerful tool for innovation,” said Ebrahim Bushehri, Lime CEO. “We’re working with Quortus to create a rich edge-app ecosystem that will support academia, commercial developers and individuals, and open up cellular technology in a way that has never been seen before.” Andy Odgers, Quortus Founder and CEO, commented: “LimeNet and its surrounding ecosystem is making a real impact on the way the industry develops cellular applications and services. We’ve seen ample evidence of this at events like the BT Infinity Labs / Lime Mini Hackathon, which achieved an unprecedented response, and spawned some tremendously innovative work.” PocketEPC is the flagship product in a new range of edge function apps from Quortus. Certified against target hardware, NFV containers, or virtual machines (VMs), the family includes a...