Quortus joins Femto Forum to drive ultra-smart small cells
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. The company’s 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 and 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."