Quortus Secures Investment to Drive Global Deployment of Private Mobile Networks

Infusion of capital coincides with the simultaneous launch of a comprehensive range of new products supporting the deployment of private wireless edge, 4G and 5G networks

 

May 26, 2020, Camberley, UK — Quortus Ltd, a leading provider of innovative private edge, 4G and 5G network solutions, today announced it has secured strategic investment from Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCS), a US-based IoT intelligent edge products and services company (CSI), and cellXion Ltd, a UK-based provider of specialist telecoms solutions to drive its ongoing global expansion and technology innovation.

The injection of capital will allow Quortus to accelerate its growth in North America, Europe and Japan by capitalising on the growing demand for private wireless networks across all market sectors.

Quortus creates agile and feature-rich private wireless networks for enterprises, industry and government organisations, supporting many Industry 4.0 applications and bespoke use cases across a wide variety of vertical sectors including manufacturing, retail and utilities.

In tandem with the funding news, Quortus today also launched a new and complementary product portfolio, supporting the deployment of private wireless networks spanning 5G, LTE(4G), 3G and GSM.

“These announcements mark a major milestone for Quortus. We have just enjoyed a successful year, signing long-term contracts with some of the biggest technology companies in the world. We now have a fantastic opportunity, working in close strategic partnership with CSI and cellXion, to grow our position in private wireless network solutions,” says Mark Bole, CEO at Quortus. “We are perfectly placed to capitalise on the growing global demand and spectrum availability for private wireless networks and have the product capabilities, working with our channel partner ecosystem, to deliver significant competitive advantage to organisations in our target markets.”

Roger Lacey, CEO of CSI noted, “This strategic partnership with Quortus and cellXion will provide our mutual clients with a range of comprehensive solutions designed to help build their mobile edge capabilities as well as supporting a wide array of industrial IoT initiatives.”

The new product portfolio includes:

  • ECX Core range for private mobile networks targeting Enterprise and Industrial
  • ECX Edge range for private edge (MEC) network deployments
  • ECX Pack range for private mobile networks in Government, blue light and defence sectors
  • ECX Access range for managed access solutions in secure facilities and defined areas
  • ECX Gateway range for optimisation of distributed private mobile networks

Bole continues: “The range of our product portfolio highlights the scale of the exciting global opportunity we face. Our technology helps organisations benefit from advancements like mobile edge computing, industrial IoT applications and helps them maximise the benefits of private 5G. We look forward to continuing to bring innovation to market, through our select and highly valued global partner network.”

Industry analysts SNS Telecom and IT expect global spending on private LTE and 5G networks to reach $4.7 billion by the end of this year – a number which it expects to almost double to nearly $8 billion by the end of 2023.

About Quortus
Quortus is a pioneering UK company that is changing the mobile communications world using the best IT principles to create innovative mobile communication software that is easy to deploy, manage and scale. The company has created a software defined core network technology platform and a suite of products that covers 3GPP 4G, 3G and GSM standards, in addition to taking the lead with emerging technologies such as 5G, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), Private LTE and cellular core network virtualisation. www.quortus.com

About Communications Systems
Communications Systems, Inc., an IoT intelligent edge products and services company, provides connectivity infrastructure and services for global deployments of broadband networks. Focusing on innovative, cost-effective solutions, CSI provides customers the ability to deliver, manage, and optimize their broadband network services and architecture. From the integration of fiber optics in any application and environment to efficient home voice and data deployments to optimization of data and application access, CSI provides tools for maximum utilization of the network from the edge to the user. With partners and customers in over 50 countries, CSI has built a reputation as a reliable global innovator focusing on quality and customer service. CSI operates three business units: Transition Networks, Net2Edge and JDL Technologies. www.commsystems.com

About cellXion
cellXion Ltd is a privately-owned UK company, specialising in bespoke cellular and wireless solutions for UK and international government agencies. An innovative and creative company, their cellular solutions offer market leading performance and capability, with modular designs incorporating multiple technologies including GSM(2G), UMTS(3G), LTE(4G) and NR(5G). With two sites in the UK and an expanding portfolio of cellular solutions, cellXion is ideally positioned to react quickly to the fast-evolving needs of the telecommunications market whilst maintaining high standards of customer support. www.cellxion.net


About CBRS Alliance

The CBRS Alliance believes that LTE-based solutions in the CBRS band, utilizing shared spectrum, can enable both in-building and outdoor coverage and capacity expansion at massive scale. In order to maximize CBRS’ full potential, the CBRS Alliance aims to enable a robust ecosystem towards making LTE-based CBRS solutions available. The mission of the CBRS Alliance is to evangelize LTE-based CBRS technology, use cases and business opportunities while simultaneously driving technology developments necessary to fulfill the mission, including multi-operator LTE capabilities. The Alliance will also establish an effective product certification program for LTE equipment in the US 3.5 GHz band ensuring multi-vendor interoperability.

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