By Telecom Lead Team: Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology,
Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited, announced the second
version of ‘Wipro RAPIDS 2.0’ (Rapid Application Integration & Deployment
Solution) designed to help Communication
Service Providers (CSP) transform their IT stack in entirety or parts.
The new ‘Wipro RAPIDS 2.0’ was unveiled at Mobile World
Congress 2012. Coincidentally, Wipro first launched the ‘Wipro RAPIDS’ at
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, in Feb 2009.
Recently research firm Ovum underlined the need for Telcos to
migrate to efficient systems to drive network and IT efficiencies in their
businesses. One option for telcos is to outsource legacy network or IT
functions to a third-party supplier. However, a proactive transformation or
migration to new platforms will be more efficient in the long term, according to
Originally designed as a software to support ‘Order to Cash’
business processes for CSPs, Wipro
RAPIDS now features Oracle’s Communications Rapid Offer Design and Order
Delivery Solution to offer innovative features and functionalities that are
required by CSPs in today’s digital world to swiftly launch differentiated
offerings and deliver an enhanced customer experience.
“Wipro RAPIDS 2.0 showcases Wipro’s ongoing commitment
to build solutions leveraging the power of Oracle Communications capabilities
to enable our joint customers to resolve their most strategic challenges,”
said Kapi Attawar, vice president for Alliances, Oracle Communications. “Oracle
applauds Wipro’s significant investment in Wipro RAPIDS 2.0 and we are excited
to work with them on this initiative.”
The pre-integrated solution supports quad-play and
convergent services, which has been built and tested in Wipro’s state of the art
4G lab in Bangalore, India. Featuring important reusable assets like process
libraries, use cases and migration accelerators, the solution gives a significant
head start to CSPs while also reducing the risks associated with such large
transformations. According to Wipro, the solution is estimated to help
accelerate the speed of the transformation journey by at least 30 percent.
“We are pleased to announce the launch of Wipro RAPIDS
2.0 as a response to customers’ evolving demands.” said Anil Jain, senior
vice president, Communication Service Provider Vertical, Wipro Technologies. “Wipro’s
leadership in the telecom domain and experience that spans over two decades
helps us provide superior business value to next generation communication
Wipro RAPIDS 2.0 is
being showcased at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, from 27th Feb to 1st
March 2012 at Wipro’s Hospitality Suite AV 30.
Wipro is a Diamond
level member in the Oracle Partner Network (OPN).
Earlier this year, Telecom Lead reported
that Wipro Technologies launched FLoW, an Oracle-based pricing, supply chain
and finance management solution, for the retail sector.
The solution will provide retail franchises and wholesalers
greater data visibility needed for faster and more accurate trading
transactions.. The technology is a composite solution to the Oracle Retail
Merchandising System (RMS), developed in line with result of customer feedback.
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