The solutions will simplify management across 5G networks, enhance network automation, and reduce CapEx and OpEx
New York, USA and Bangalore, India – August 11, 2021: Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced a partnership with IP Infusion, a leader in disaggregated network solutions, to jointly develop offerings that enable faster innovation in IP and optical networks.
Disaggregation involves transitioning network constructs from proprietary/monolithic hardware and software to an ecosystem of decoupled and open components. These are then integrated to realize any network function like a complete switching and routing device. This process helps accelerate innovation, reduce overheads and simplify network management across 5G networks. Through this partnership, Wipro and IP Infusion will empower original design manufacturers (ODMs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and communication service providers (CSPs) to operate more effectively while reducing CapEx and OpEx. These joint solutions will also help customers enhance their network programmability and automation, enabling them to advance their hyper automation journey and shorten their time-to-market goals.
The joint solution offerings include Distributed Cell Site Gateways (DCSG), Fronthaul Gateway (FHGW), Provider Edge Routers (PE), Open Optical and packet transport, OpenSoftHaul and Data Center network solutions.
“Some of the key technology enablers of next generation 5G infrastructure are software-defined networking (SDN) / network functions virtualization (NFV), cloud native virtual network functions (VNFs), disaggregation and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) driven network automation. We are excited to partner with IP Infusion and integrate these technologies and offer end-to-end solutions to our clients including complete technology lifecycle management,” said T V Sriram, Vice President and Global Head – Comms & Tech, iDEAS, Wipro Limited. “Wipro has also made strategic investments in hardware design capabilities, test labs and merchant silicon-based software solutions in this space.”
“Disaggregated networking requires a robust ecosystem, including expert system integrators to expand the scope and implementation of disaggregated network solutions,” said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO, IP Infusion. “Wipro has a long history of mobile operator engagement and implementation expertise. Combining Wipro’s experience with IP Infusion’s validated disaggregation solutions will enable telecom and data communication operators to accelerate their pace of innovation, maintain Open Compute Project (OCP) compliance, and reduce overall CapEx and OpEx.”
This partnership will create market-ready network disaggregation solutions based on IP Infusion’s industry-leading network operating system protocol stacks and Wipro’s merchant silicon-based, OCP-compliant hardware design. Wipro will provide both system integration network design and implementation and testing capabilities, to service providers based on the disaggregated networking solutions jointly developed by Wipro and IP Infusion.
About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 200,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.
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