Oulu, Finland and Bangalore, India – November 19, 2019:
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Oulu, Finland, to collaborate in the areas of wireless communications in 5G/6G at GHz, THz and light wave frequencies under the University’s 6G flagship program.
The University of Oulu is an international science university, which focuses on innovation for the future, wellbeing, and knowledge through research and education.
The MoU was signed at the Wipro headquarters in Bangalore in the presence of key delegates from the Finland Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Finnish business corporations, University of Oulu, Business Finland and Wipro executives.
Speaking about the MoU, Timo Harakka, Minister of Employment, Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, said, “The new research partnership between Wipro and University of Oulu regarding 5G and 6G will boost innovation and is an excellent start for the mutually beneficial cooperation between Finland and Wipro. This will also take the innovation corridor partnership between Finland and the State of Karnataka to the next level.”
“We are very pleased to deepen the collaboration between the University of Oulu and Wipro Limited, a key innovator in digital business,” said Kari Leppänen, Professor of Practice at the University of Oulu, Finland. “As the leader of world’s first major 6G research program, ‘6G Flagship’, the University of Oulu focuses on wireless communications leading to 6G technologies. We look forward to targeted research initiatives with Wipro Limited to enable future wireless end-to-end solutions for diverse end-user needs.”
“As part of Wipro’s focus on emerging technologies and innovations, this collaboration is an important step towards building competency, contributing in 5G/6G standards and creating essential patents in these technologies. Together, Wipro and Oulu University will create technology pilots to address industry and customer requirements which have not been adequately addressed so far with the available technologies. This collaboration is definitely a very important step towards next generation technology innovations,” said K R Sanjiv, Chief Technology Officer, Wipro Limited.
About University of Oulu and the Finnish 6G Flagship
The University of Oulu in one of Finland’s leading multidisciplinary science and technology universities that provides an excellent basis for influential research. The Finnish 6G Flagship is an eight-year research and co-creation program led by the University of Oulu, which aims at 6G innovation in the areas of wireless connectivity, device and circuit technologies, distributed intelligent computing, and novel applications and services. While the time span of fundamental research is 10–15 years ahead of industrial standards, the Flagship also supports industry in identifying new 5G-enabled business opportunities. The 5G Test Network in Oulu provides an excellent environment for companies to work on their 5G technologies. 6G Flagship organizes 6G Wireless Summit – the leading conference defining the global 6G research vision. It will be held for the second time in Levi, Finland in March 2020.
More information on the University of Oulu: https://www.oulu.fi/university
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 175,000 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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