Wipro to set up telecom security test and certification center

Software giant Wipro has proposed to set up telecom equipment security test and certification center.

The new testing center can be operational by October 1, 2013.

It has proposed to the Department of Telecom that it will set up the center in phase manner, segregating the products to be tested in two clusters, PTI reported.

The software company has classified telecom products in three categories — high, medium and low asset value, based on the security implication that they can have on network.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2014, Wipro’s global Media & Telecom business revenue contribution decreased to 13.6 percent from 14.9 percent.


Wipro to set up telecom security test and certification center in India

Wipro has recommended phased approach for security testing and certification of Information and Communications Technology products. In phase 1, starting October 1, 2013, Wipro has recommended testing 12 of 25 asset classes that have critical value.

The company has identified mobile devices, SIM cards, network management systems, back-end infrastructure like MPLS, Internet telephony system and billing system among those products that have high risk on the network.

According to a DoT official, Wipro would like to be cluster leader for cluster 1, which includes testing and certification of product that can high security risk on network. Wipro is confident that we will be able to get the lab operational for phase 1 by October 1, 2013.

Meanwhile, India Government plans to exempt private telecom companies from local sourcing rules, except for equipment which are needed for projects classified as security sensitive by the government, Economic Times reported.

The government is planning to tweak a controversial clause in the draft preferential market access (PMA) policy that had mandated that along with state-owned telecom companies, private mobile phone operators would need to progressively buy any security sensitive gear from local telecom gear makers.

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