Wipro and HFCL to engineer 5G transport products

Wipro and HFCL announced their partnership to engineer a variety of 5G transport products that include Cell Site Router, DU (Distributed Unit) Aggregation Router, and CU (Centralized Unit) Aggregation Router.
Wipro telecom vertical focusWipro will co-develop equipment with HFCL by using its expertise in product engineering, transport network technologies and 5G. Wipro will leverage Tarang Labs, its product compliance and certification labs in Bangalore, for hardware integration, validation and pre-certification.

Wipro generates 5 percent of its annual revenue from communications industry. Wipro, one of the leading IT service providers in the world, has reported $10.4 billion in revenue in its fiscal year that ended March 31, 2022.

HFCL is currently investing in 5G products for the Radio Access Network (RAN) and Transport. HFCL is developing 5G transport products for the fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul to help CSPs transform their transport network.

“We will leverage our experience in network equipment engineering, expertise in 5G/LTE and VLSI (Very-Large-Scale Integration) system design, engineering design services and embedded software,” said Satya Easwaran, Country Head, India, Wipro.

“Wipro is a key partner for HFCL because of its world-class engineering and in-depth experience on hardware design, embedded software and its in-house certification and compliance labs (Tarang),” said Mahendra Nahata, Managing Director, HFCL.

HFCL’s 5G Transport products are based on merchant silicon, network dis-aggregated architecture, and on open standards like TIP (Telecom Infra Project), and OCP (Open Compute Project). Wipro has developed multiple cell site routers for CSPs globally, and is also active in the TIP community.