Wipro, Exaware to speed up innovation in communication networks, 5G upgrades
Wipro Limited has joined forces with Exaware, an Israel-based provider of open network routing solutions, for developing advanced engineering solutions for fast tracking innovation in communication networks and 5G upgrades.
The partnership aims to develop solutions that will foster innovation in the networking industry, optimize 5G technology upgrades, and also pave the way for future 6G compatibility.
Thomas Muller – CTO – Engineering and R&D Services, Wipro said: “Leveraging the combined engineering expertise of Wipro and Exaware, operators will be able to build flexible, self-optimizing networks, and introduce services that equip them for future growth while reducing their total cost of ownership.”
According to Wipro, conventional radio access network (RAN) networks are slow to advance, and costly to upgrade as existing hardware and software options are coupled tightly, and are offered by a single vendor.
Wipro and Exaware will develop engineering products and solutions for decoupling hardware from software, thereby allowing communication service providers (CSPs) to choose different hardware and software vendors. This will promote innovation by network equipment providers, while advancing disaggregated cell site gateways (DCSG) to enable an end-to-end disaggregated Open RAN infrastructure, and eventually bring down network costs.
Ben Afshari – Vice President of Sales & Business Development at Exaware said: “The Network Operating System makes it possible for CSPs to transform physical networks into virtual networks by adopting disaggregation and O-RAN principles. Exaware’s capabilities in the IP routing space can play a key role as Wipro helps CSPs modernize their networks and prepare for the future.”
Earlier this week, Wipro Limited announced a partnership with German engineering provider FEV with an objective to co-develop and marketing solutions for software defined vehicles.