Quortus joins ETSI to work on mobile edge computing

Network virtualisation specialist will be active in developing standards for mobile edge computing

Quortus joins ETSI to work on mobile edge computing

Quortus, which specialises in providing core network functionality into edge-based applications, announced today (23 November 2015) that it has joined ETSI (the European Telecommunications Standards Institute), 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 standardised, 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 virtualisation. 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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