Wipro in pact with TIP to drive 5G adoption

Wipro announced it will work within the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to drive 5G adoption in the global communications service provider and enterprise markets.
Wipro telecom vertical focusWipro’s work within TIP will promote collaboration between Wipro’s 5G initiative, academia and industry thought leaders across communications and Network Equipment Providers(NEP) industries worldwide.

Wipro is investing in the creation of a TIP-based blueprint for a 5G MNO reference architecture and a next generation 5G operational model.

Wipro’s 5G TIP investment addresses four key areas:

# end-to-end integration & validation of OpenRAN technologies developed within the TIP community

# Creation of a cost-effective 5G-ready open-source- based OSS/BSS platform that harnesses the power of machine learning and advanced analytics

# A modular cyber security model

# A new optimized operations model, leveraging automation through Wipro HOLMES AI & Automation Platform

Wipro, one of the leading IT service providers, said it will provide interoperability lab services and the roll-out and transformation of 5G wireless networks with innovative software-based solutions.

Wipro’s 5G TIP collaboration leverages its Engineering NXT offerings, enabling innovation to build products, platforms and wireless technologies for 500+ clients across multiple industries.

Wipro’s engineering competencies cover the entire 5G value chain, from the creation of new 5G chips, software engineering for NFV & SDN, OSS& BSS automation and comprehensive testing and validation services.

“Wipro has been a prominent implementation partner for leading telecommunications and communication service providers and network equipment providers,” Sanjay Bhartiya, vice president, Industrial & Engineering Services, Wipro, said.

In 2018, Wipro created its 5G engineering practice and started engaging with customers, research partners, academia, NEPs and CSPs. Wipro set up a 5G lab in Bangalore to incubate potential use cases of 5G. Wipro’s 5G labs will be extended throughout 2020 globally. Wipro has strong IP in the telecom vertical with 173 patents (13 being 5G-related).