Quortus and Cisco Win Small Cell Forum Small Cell Industry 2015 Award
Companies Honored in the “Small Cell Network Element Design and Technology” Category for Industry-First Enterprise Small Cell VoLTE Solution
Guildford, UK – June 11th 2015 – Quortus is delighted to announce that it has been named as a winner by The Small Cell Forum in the annual Small Cell Industry Awards. The company won for a joint entry with Cisco for the enterprise small cell VoLTE solution in the small cell network element design & technology category.
The Cisco / Quortus joint offering is the industry’s first enterprise-focused small cell solution to include VoLTE. Already in trials with a number of operators, it uses an “intelligent RAN” approach to provide true integration between local voice and data services and 3G or 4G macro infrastructure.
Mark Grayson, Cisco; Andy Odgers, CEO of Quortus and Small Cell Forum Awards Chair of Judges, Caroline Gabriel
“This was a hotly contested category with a broad range of entries, reflecting some of the important trends that are shaping small cells. Among those are virtualization, and the ability to deploy small cell systems with high quality, localized control and security. The alliance between Cisco and Quortus enables enterprises of many kinds to implement a local LTE network with full IP functionality in a highly flexible and resource-efficient way,” said the award Judges.
“For the enterprise, voice, and the quality of it, remains crucially important and as such has been identified as the ‘killer app’ for small cells in this segment,” said Andy Odgers, CEO of Quortus. “This joint solution neatly shows how easily VoLTE can now be implemented in this market and the benefits that it brings. We consider it a great honor to receive this prestigious award in recognition of what has been a real team effort from all involved at both Cisco and Quortus.”
Quortus is changing the nature of mobile networks. Its award winning EdgeCentrix (ECX) virtual mobile core software reduces operating costs, enables new service models and improves the performance of wireless networks. Mobile networks traditionally locate intelligence in a central “core”: ECX software allows these central functions to be virtualized anywhere in the network: in the cloud; at the edge of the network on servers or customer premises equipment (CPE); or in embedded form. The result is more flexible, efficient networks that maximize returns for operators and can be tailored to the needs of a huge range of end customers: from enterprises that demand graceful integration with corporate IT and communications infrastructure, to first response teams that require a secure and sanitized “bring your own coverage” solution in a form factor as small as a backpack.
Quortus is headquartered in Guildford, UK, where all of its software products are created.