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Quortus Joins European Telecommunications Standards Institute

Leading Network Virtualization Specialist Shows Commitment to MEC and Other Evolving Standards

Guildford, UK – 23 November 2015 – Quortus, the company at the heart of transforming core network functionality into edge-based applications, today announced that it has joined ETSI (the European Telecommunications StandardsInstitute), and will be an active member of its Mobile-Edge Computing Industry Specification Group (MEC ISG).

The Mobile-Edge Computing (MEC) Initiative, announced in 2014, is working toward a standardized, open environment that allows efficient and seamless integration of third-party applications across multi-vendor platforms. Mobile-Edge Computing provides IT and cloud computing capabilities within the Radio Access Network (RAN) in close proximity to mobile subscribers and removal of core network functionality towards edge-based applications.

Quortus is a pioneer of MEC technology and network virtualization. Its award-winning EdgeCentrix technology enables a number of advanced products that push intelligence to the edge of the network. These include:

  • ECX Tactical, which provides the tactical communications market with a complete solution for field-deployable private cellular 4G ‘bubbles’ with features including multicast/broadcast, in-session mobility, relay-station functionality and ad-hoc meshing.
  • ECX Enterprise, a solution for local offload, PBX integration and VoLTE that provides a unified platform for enterprise communications

“Open industry standards are critical to mass market success,” said Andy Odgers, CEO of Quortus. “MEC is much more than just an industry buzzword – Quortus has been working in this sphere since before the term was coined; the applications and customer ‘pull’ are very much here-and-now. We are delighted to be working as part of ETSI with other partners from across the ecosystem to help define the specifications for Mobile Edge Computing and other emerging standards.”

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About Quortus 

Quortus enables flexible, agile mobile communications networks that provide a foundation for innovative services tailored to a diverse range of end customers. Its award winning EdgeCentrix (ECX) virtualized mobile core solutions help increase operator margin and ‘stickiness’. They interwork gracefully with existing mobile networks, with small cell and HetNet architectures and with standard IT infrastructure, to create truly integrated communications platforms. Quortus’ ECX products are highly scalable and can be hosted anywhere – in the cloud, at the network edge, or deeply embedded alongside a cellular radio in a single-chip implementation.

The vision is a mobile network that delivers more: for enterprises that demand truly integrated corporate IT and communications; for MNOs, MVNOs and MVNEs seeking service differentiation; for first response and public safety teams that need secure coverage everywhere they go; and for the global population not yet served by conventional mobile networks.