Quortus, provider of transformation of core networks into edge-based applications, has announced that it has joined the Femto Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide.
As a member of the Femto Forum, Quortus will work to help the association achieve its goal to drive adoption worldwide of femtocells, contributing to the advancement of small cell technology. Quortus’ EdgeQuor technology puts core network intelligence in new ultra-smart small cells in enterprises, busy urban hotspots and rural environments. This allows the small cell to act as complete localised mobile network, handling smart voice and data offload; local switching & handoff; support for multiple radio technologies; and edge content caching , whilst retaining secure links into an operator core network where needed. In this way, the technology ensures backhaul and the traditional core are only employed where absolutely necessary, thereby making the network vastly more efficient and cost-effective.
“Everyone at Quortus is committed to becoming an active member of the Femto Forum and using our unique capabilities to continue the evolution of mobile networks from ‘heavy-iron’ infrastructure to distributed intelligence and smart cells,” said Andy Odgers, MD of Quortus. “As operators look to add capacity to their networks and better service underserved areas, they have looked to deploying small cells. It is also now becoming clear that by distributing network intelligence amongst these more numerous small cells there will be even greater benefits.”
“We are excited and delighted to be welcoming Quortus to the Femto Forum,” said Simon Saunders, Chairman of the Femto Forum. “To achieve our aim of promoting small cell technologies it is vital that we cultivate an extensive and varied partner ecosystem. Quortus brings key expertise and a fresh perspective to the changing nature of cellular networks and we look forward to working closely with them in the future.”