Quortus's EdgeCentrix to be Equipped with Mobile Edge Computing

By CIOReview | Monday, February 15, 2016

FREMONT, CA: Quortus empowers its EdgeCentrix (ECX) with Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) in order to streamline its cellular core network solutions. ECX flexibly meshes with the already setup mobile networks by creating small cell and HetNet architecture and integrating with IT infrastructure to bring in a better communication platform, commending part of ECX is the support to Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) for enterprises. The VoLTE and other integrations enable Quortus’s ECX it to be hosted anywhere like the cloud, network edge or alongside a cellular radio by single chip implementation. MEC is a network architecture concept that unlocks cloud computing capability and an IT service environment at the edge of the cellular network.

Combining the wireless technology with IT technology and telecommunications networking, MEC delivers communication services with ultra-low latency and high bandwidth, increasing the efficiency of communication. Local traffic offload and caching can be streamlined in an optimal way by MEC software applications that can tap local content and information. Andy Odgers, CEO, Quortus says, “To date, the thinking around MEC has focused on the user plane, looking at the traffic in the network and making decisions on ‘over the top’ optimizations such as video encoding or caching”

Quortus’ ECX technology takes a step further by implementing core network functions in software at the network edge. With this stepping stone, the updated ECX Enterprise and ECX Core solutions split the user control and user plane operations within the Serving Gateway (SGW) and Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW). The result of division brings in an operator friendly and 5G aligned systems enabling evolution and compatibility with a host of IoT and other applications supporting cellular network capabilities.

 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are benefited with 4G-based digital media services that are need no local IT department, for larger organizations MEC strategies in fetching local data and voice offload with Private Bank Exchange (PBX) and LAN integration Quortus is in to integrate Local MEC to the PBX which can provide access to local resources without the need to configure via the MNO which is a time consuming process. Andy also states, “Implementation of network functions at the edge opens possibilities, which can be used by the network itself to create new services and optimize the user experience. Quortus also retains the robustness, security and control that are expected by both mobile network operators, and their customers.” The recent updates shows that Quortus and Applied Computer Solutions (ACS) are partnering to develop a range of wireless communications solutions for enterprises based on emerging MEC technologies.