Quortus shortlisted for LTE & 5G World Awards

by | 2 Jun 2016

LTEAwardsWe’re delighted to announce that Quortus has been shortlisted in the Best NFV/SDN Solution category of the LTE & 5G World Awards 2016 for our EdgeCentrix cellular core network solutions (EPCs). We’re proud to have been recognized alongside other shortlisted companies including AT&T, ECI Telecom, Huawei, Radisys and Telefónica.

The judges chose to shortlist our ECX solutions for a range of unique features, including:

  • Scalability. ECX products “scale down” to run on single-chip base station implementations such as those from Cavium, Octasic and Intel. We have even demonstrated a complete 4G core network running on a Raspberry Pi board. Yet we also “scale up” to global-scale MVNO deployments.
  • Localized VoLTE calling
  • Node meshing capabilities allowing sophisticated “bring your own coverage” solutions for first responders and humanitarian organizations
  • Unique split control/user plane architecture: a powerful approach to realizing the potential of mobile edge computing that is aligned with 5G technologies such as SDN and network slicing.
  • Edge intelligence. Services are defined and delivered where they are consumed – close to the user, at the edge of the network. This provides numerous benefits including low latency, better integration with IT infrastructure including IP PBX systems, and offloading of traffic from the centralized core to the network edge.
  • Keeping traffic at the edge allows telco networks to gracefully handle future IoT implementations, with many distributed sensors and actuators.

Scalable EPC solutions

Quortus’ carrier-grade, scalable, software-based core network products enable unparalleled flexibility in the deployment of intelligence anywhere in the network – enabling new services and business models.

Edge intelligence

Delivering intelligence at the network edge – a particular competence for Quortus – is now recognized as one of the most important trends within the mobile ecosystem. The move to edge-based intelligence has taken on momentum with the emergence of mobile edge computing, or MEC, an approach to building mobile networks that offers application developers and content providers cloud-computing capabilities and an IT service environment at the edge of the mobile network.

We view MEC as one of the most significant current developments in wireless networks, with immense promise to transform the economics of dense data networks and to enable new services and revenue streams driven by a broad ecosystem. As well as an accelerated program bringing MEC technologies to market, Quortus is active in MEC standards definition through its involvement in ETSI’s MEC Industry Specification Group (ISG).

Winners in the LTE & 5G World Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony during the 5G World event in London on June 29th.