Quortus and Expeto have announced a co-operation that will speed the deployment of new communications services by wireless internet service providers (WISPs), mobile and virtual network operators (MNOs and MVNOs), and Internet of Things (IoT) product or service providers.
Initial results of the companies’ collaboration will be demonstrated on the Ubuntu Booth (3158) at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 this week (Sands Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada from 7 to 9 September).
The combination of Quortus’ virtualised, disaggregated evolved packet core (EPC), with Expeto’s expertise in security, Platform-as-a-Service deployment model, and containerisation and orchestration, creates solutions for the wireless ecosystem.
In particular, it enables a secure, trusted architecture at the edge of the wireless network with ‘IT-style’ manipulation of traffic – essential for IoT providers and for enterprises seeking to optimise their use of mobile technology.
“Quortus and Expeto offer complementary technologies with genuinely disruptive potential for the entire wireless communications value chain,” said Ryley MacKenzie, CEO at Expeto. “With Quortus’ carrier-grade EPC as part of our solution, we can offer the best of cellular and IT-style authentication and security, quality of service and experience; we provide the entire LTE/4G core network through a Platform as a Service environment.”
Andy Odgers, Quortus CEO, commented: “We’re looking at a dramatic shift in the way LTE services can be deployed and managed, enabled by companies such as Expeto, which can embrace both multinational enterprise and telco environments. It’s a shift that will continue as we move towards 5G.
“The ability to simply configure network resources at any scale, from very small to very large, and to dynamically tailor network resources to service requirements, will completely change the way public and private cellular networks are used.”
Quortus’ EdgeCentrix (ECX) technology is the basis for a series of software-based cellular core network products that combine carrier-grade robustness with innovations that improve customer experience, enable new services, and reduce operators’ costs.
ECX supports emerging mobile edge computing (MEC) architectures and ad-hoc network meshing, as well as VoLTE/SIP voice, packet data and SMS. The products already support many technologies seen as key to 5G evolution, including control/user plane separation (CUPS), dynamic network slicing and SDN architecture.
Expeto has integrated ECX into its Evolved Packet core Integrated Cloud solution (EPIC), a collection of containerised Evolved Packet Core (EPC) services, additional virtualised network functions and an advanced automation and orchestration engine.
The complete solution can be deployed in an on-premise, hybrid or cloud environment and on COTS hardware. The architecture allows for commodity cost and scale implementations and service resilience and reliability.
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