Quortus Appoints Simon Saunders to Technical Advisory Panel
Nov 14, 2012 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
Quortus, the company transforming core network functionality into edge-based applications, today announced that Dr Simon Saunders, founding Chairman of the Small Cell Forum (formerly Femto Forum) and independent wireless communications specialist with Real Wireless, has joined the company in a part time advisory capacity. Simon will work with the company to define its commercial and technical strategy as its EdgeCentrix software mobile core technology is increasingly used to create intelligent edge-based networks.
As founding Chairman of the Small Cell Forum - a position held for over five years - Dr Saunders is one of the most respected voices in his field. He has an unequalled wealth of commercial and technical experience in the small cell space. Simon has also held senior appointments with Philips and Motorola as well as a seat on the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board. A co-founder of the Real Wireless consultancy, he has also advised a number of leading organisations including BT, the BBC and O2.
"It is a privilege to welcome Simon Saunders to the Quortus fold and everyone is looking forward to working with him as we move forward," said Andy Odgers, CEO and Founder, Quortus. "His experience and knowledge of the small cell industry is unparalleled and will serve as in invaluable asset as we look to create the next generation of ultra-smart small cell technology. I am certain Simon will help Quortus realise our goals and help build on the already bright future of the company."
"The rise of small cells has been perhaps the most significant evolution in mobile network infrastructure in the past 10 years. Moving network intelligence to the edge is an important trend in the small cell space," said Simon Saunders. "It is exciting to be working with Quortus and I look forward to assisting the company in its efforts going forward."
Quortus is changing the nature of mobile networks by allowing operators to embed full core network functionality into cost-effective software applications deployable on small cells. These ultra-smart small cells can be deployed in enterprises, metro hotspots and rural areas where they act as complete mobile networks thereby drastically easing the load on the traditional network and transforming the user experience. For the first time advanced network features can be handled at the edge including smart voice and data offload; session creation, switching & handoff; traffic compression & aggregation; and edge caching & presence information for mobile apps. The company is headquartered in the UK.
Note for editors Dr. Simon Saunders is Founder and Director of Technology for Real Wireless, the independent expert wireless consultancy: www.realwireless.biz
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